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Trump visits Florida school shooting survivors

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US President Donald Trump has been in Florida to visit victims of Wednesday's school shooting.

Accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, he met with doctors, nurses and patients at Broward Health North Hospital where many of the injured were treated.

After speaking with victims, Trump expressed his sorrow over the week's events but answered no questions about gun control measures.

"It's very sad that something like that could happen but the job the doctors did, the nurses, the hospital, first responders, law enforcement, really incredible," said Trump while touring the facility.

President Trump praises emergency response workers

Trump's arrival in Florida coincided with the first funerals to take place since the shooting. Families gathered to mourn their lost loved ones and a makeshift memorial was erected to honour those killed.

Wednesday's attack ranks as the greatest loss of life in a US school shooting since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.