Lightning Strike Outside White House Leaves 4 Critically Injured



The US capital’s park, Lafayette Square was apparently struck by lightning on Thursday, sending four people to the hospital.

According to the Washington Post, the incident happened shortly before 7 p.m., just a few hundred feet from the White House.

Vito Maggiolo, a fire department official, confirmed that two men and two women were discovered in the park shortly after with possibly life-threatening injuries.

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Footage circulating on social media shows a strong emergency services presence along the main road that connects the White House to the park.

The District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department stated in a tweet that they were treating and transferring four patients, all of whom were in critical condition and had life-threatening injuries.

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