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Lightning Strikes White House Area, Leaving Two Dead and Two Critically Injured

Sadly, a lightning strike that hit just outside the White House in Lafayette Park – the site of Trump’s infamous attack on peaceful protesters, the beating of journalists, and the Bible picture, has left an elderly couple dead and two other people who were resuscitated at the scene in critical condition. From Fox Channel Five in Washington DC: (Several tweets and video is below):

DC Police have confirmed an elderly couple from Wisconsin has died after four people were struck by lightning Thursday evening near the White House.

James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died of their injuries after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park, located directly outside the White House complex, the Metropolitan Police Department said. The two other people, a man and a woman, were in critical condition, the police department said. Their identities were not immediately released.

Members of the U.S. Park Police and the Secret Service were the first to witness the lightning strike at the park located in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 

Emergency services were called to the scene near the White House on Thursday

According to Google, the U.S. averages only 43 lightning fatalities per year. Surprisingly, only 10% of lightning strikes are fatal, though the injuries can leave people paralyzed or having other chronic health problems.

This appears to be video of the lightning strike outside the White House that critically injured 4 adults this afternoon. Experts said 6 separate lightning strikes hit the same exact area within a fraction of a second.



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