According to report, Wisconsin couple died on August 5 and two others are still recovering from injuries after they were allegedly struck by lightning in D.C.
Wisconsin couple dies after lightning strike near White House
Thursday night during a storm, lightning struck in a park close to the White House, killing a couple in their 70s and gravely injuring two others, according to authorities.
According to the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, lightning struck Lafayette Park across the street from the White House just before 7 o’clock.
On August 4, according to sources, a lightening strike in their immediate area near Lafayette Square injured two ladies and two males.
According to NBC, the two victims who passed away on August 5 from their wounds were a Wisconsin couple.
Cause of Death of Wisconsin couple James Mueller and Donna Mueller
According to Brianna Burch, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, both from Janesville, Wisconsin, passed away as a result of their wounds. She stated that the two other victims, a guy and a woman, are still in severe condition.
We are pained by the unfortunate loss of life following the lightning strike in Lafayette Park. “Our prayers are with those still battling for their lives, and our hearts are with the families who lost loved ones.”White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement
According to NBC, witnesses and onlookers who had gathered in Lafayette Square for a meeting to support Ukraine reported hearing a blast and seeing one man receiving chest compressions.
A lightning strike near the White House: two other people are critically injured.
The four were all sent to hospitals with “severe life-threatening injuries,” according to a tweet posted on Thursday by D.C. Fire and EMS.
Members of the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police who arrived to the scene and saw the lightning hit include Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for D.C. Fire and EMS.
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According to the National Weather Service, a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for parts of the Washington, D.C. metro region Thursday evening.
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