Four people ended up in hospital after lightning struck them near the White House. On Thursday evening, there was a terrible thunderstorm throughout DC, so two men and two women were hospitalized and are fighting for their lives.
There’s a video of the strike, and it seems that the lightning also struck the White House.
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The New York Post reported:
Four people were in critical condition after an apparent lightning strike in a Washington DC park on Thursday evening, officials said.
The victims — two men and two women — were apparently struck by lightning at Lafayette Park across from the White House at around 6:30 p.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
The strike took place as severe weather moved through the area amid stifling heat on Thursday.
The patients were listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Their identities were not revealed on Thursday night.
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The Hill added:
Four people were injured in a lightning blast that struck near the White House in Washington, D.C, on Thursday night during a severe thunderstorm in the nation’s capitol.
DC Fire and EMS tweeted around 7:17 p.m. that the lightning struck near Lafayette Park NW, which is about 36 feet from the White House.
Around 7:50 p.m., DC Fire and EMS tweeted firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene and transported the patients, two adult males and two adult females, who are in critical condition, to local hospitals.
A press conference will be held by emergency personnel at 8:30 p.m. near Lafayette Park.