Washington: 4 people were seriously injured by a lightning strike near the White House
Two men and two women were taken to the hospital tonight (between Thursday and Friday) and are suffering from life-threatening injuries after being struck by lightning in Lafayette Square, a little north of the White House, according to the local fire services.A spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Department said uniformed agents from the U.S. Secret Service and area police were the first on the scene and provided life-saving aid until paramedics arrived.

Lafayette Park is a popular spot for tourists visiting Washington, D.C. to take pictures outside the White House, and police have yet to reveal whether the victims were tourists or knew about the impending storm. Fire crews believe the lightning strike happened near the Andrew Jackson statue, not far from Pennsylvania Avenue. In the documentation captured by the Fox network weather cameras, the lightning strike is clearly visible.

By Editor