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Lightning strikes near White House, US, leaves 4 in critical condition

Two adult women and two men received medical attention and were taken to hospital in critical condition.
Two adult women and two men received medical attention and were taken to hospital in critical condition.| Photo: FOX TV reproduction

Four people were injured and are in critical condition after being struck by lightning that struck on Thursday (04) near the White House, residence of the President of the United States. United States in Washington.

In a press conference, the spokesman of the fire department of the American capital, Vito Maggiolo, said that two women and two adult men received medical attention and were taken to hospital in critical condition.

The lightning struck Lafayette Square, located north of the White House, during a large storm of rain and wind that was falling in Washington at that time.

The four people were found in a wooded area near the famous statue of former US President Andrew Jackson and, before the arrival of emergency services, they received care from the Park Police and the Secret Service, in charge of protecting the presidential residence.



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