Obama offers prayers to NYC train victim families

President Barack Obama speaks in San Francisco, Calif.

Photo credit: Getty Images | President Barack Obama speaks in San Francisco, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2013)

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims of the fatal train derailment in New York City.

The White House issued a statement saying the president was briefed on the accident Sunday morning.

The White House says Obama will continue to stay in touch with New York officials throughout the day.


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