Obama visiting Oso mudslide Tuesday

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Washington mudslide death toll rises by 2 to 41

EVERETT (AP) — The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 41.

The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office counted two more victims Monday, but said they have not yet been officially identified. Four names remain on the list of people missing from the March 22 landslide that tore through about three-dozen homes in the community about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.

OSO — President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three-dozen homes.

Searchers continue to look through the debris for four missing people. Forty-one bodies have been recovered from the landslide along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.

Obama is making the brief stop in Washington as he heads to Asia for an eight-day trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.