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Lightning strike near White House kills two

Lightning strike near White House kills two

5th August 2022 White House 5th August 2022 Two people were killed, and two more were in critical condition on Friday after a lightning strike near the White House the night before, police in the US capital said.The lightning hit Lafayette Square, a small park across the street from the White House, shortly before 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) Thursday, leaving two men and two women with “critical life-threatening injuries,” according to a statement from Washington’s fire and emergencies department.A White House spokeswoman said the Biden administration was “saddened by the tragic loss of life.Related News About-to-wed killed by lightning in Edo Biden appoints first black White House press secretary VP Harris' husband tests positive for COVID-19, White House says Photos posted by the department on social media showed multiple ambulances and at least one fire truck with flashing lights at the scene.

” “We are praying for those still fighting for their lives,” said Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.” He said he had been sheltering beneath a tree when he saw the lightning strike across the park.

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