3 killed in lightning strike near White House

3 killed in lightning strike near White House

International Deskdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 11:54 6 August 2022  

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Three out of four people killed by lightning in a park near the White House, the residence of the US President. Another person is under treatment in hospital with serious injuries. Washington police confirmed this information.

According to a report from the news agency AFP, the lightning struck the small park called Lafayette Square adjacent to the White House around 7 pm local time on Thursday. Two women and two men were seriously injured. They were taken to the nearest hospital as soon as possible after the incident. 

2 men and a woman who were injured on Friday died on that day. Police said that the condition of the other injured woman is also critical.

A man and a woman have been identified among the dead. They are 76-year-old James Mueller and his wife, 75-year-old Donna Mueller. A resident of Janesville, Wisconsin, in the western state of the United States.

The couple came to visit the capital Washington. Thursday was their 56th wedding anniversary. They were celebrating their wedding anniversary in Lafayette Square. At that time there was a sudden lightning.

At that time, another man and woman who were staying near them were also seriously injured by the lightning. They have not yet been identified, but both are under the age of 30.

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