Lightning strike in front of WH kills 2 people, 2 others critical

13 days ago

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A lightning strike near the White House claimed the lives of two Wisconsin residents and left two others in critical condition late Thursday.

The deceased victims were identified as 76-year-old James Mueller and 75-year-old Donna Mueller. Both were killed in the strike while visiting Lafayette Park.

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  • According to D.C. Fire and EMS, the four victims were found in “the vicinity of a tree.” The survivors sustained “life-threatening injuries.”

    “We are saddened by the tragic loss of life after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park,” WH Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

    “Our hearts are with the families who lost loved ones, and we are praying for those still fighting for their lives.”