Three people have died and one person is seriously injured following an apparent lightning strike near the White House on Thursday evening.
The Washington, DC Police Department confirmed that an elderly couple from Wisconsin had passed away following the incident after four people were struck by lightening in front of the White House.
Gateway Pundit reports: According to the police, James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, both from Janesville, Wisconsin, passed away as a result of their injuries sustained in the strike that took place in Lafayette Square, a public park located within President’s Park directly north of the White House.
The massive lightning strike near the White House was captured on tape by a Fox weather camera.
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“At 06:52 p.m. DC Fire and EMS received a report of a lightning strike in Lafayette Park with multiple patients,” said Vito Maggiolo, the spokesperson for D.C. Fire and EMS.
“When we arrived we found a total of four patients. There were two adult males, and there were two adult females. All four were suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries. We were able to quickly treat and transport all four patients, and they were all taken to area hospitals,” he added.
The U.S. Park Police and the Secret Service performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator (AED), according to Fox 5.
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