US President Donald Trump has visited the ruins of the town of Paradise,which is more or less burned to the ground as a result of the fires in California.
Trump landed at 10.00 on Saturday local time at the Beale Air Force Base just north of Sacramento,where he was welcomed by California governor, Jerry Brown, and incumbent governor,Gavin Newson.
The two democrats were with Trump as he visited the vast areas that had been hit by the flames of two extensive forest fires in the southwestern state.
Among the first sites Trump visited was the town of Paradise. Most of the 71 people who died in forest fires have been found there.
The town became wiped off the map on November the 8th, the day when the first and biggest fire broke out.
“This is sad to see” said Trump, staring out over a street filled with melted cars, tree trunks and ruins of burned houses.
‘’They tell me that this is not even as bad as it is in other areas.They say that some areas are worse than this, that it’s just ash’’ Trump said.
Before leaving the White House on Saturday morning,the president was informed that more than 1,000 people are missing in the state.
“It seems that there are more missing than anyone ever thought possible” said Trump.
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