VIDEO: Elderly Couple Killed, Others Injured During Lightning Strike Near White House

VIDEO: Elderly Couple Killed, Others Injured During Lightning Strike Near White House


An elderly couple died and two others seriously hurt when lightning touched down outside the White House on Thursday in Washington, DC.

The victims were located in Lafayette Park, and according to a spokesperson with the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, agents from the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Park Police rushed over to render aid before paramedics arrived and took over, Fox Weather reported Friday:

Firefighters reported two men and two women were transported to local hospitals in critical condition. Two of the victims later died Friday morning, according to DC Police. They were identified as a 76-year-old man and 75-year-old woman visiting from Wisconsin. The other two victims are believed to remain in critical condition.

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