Four people have been hospitalized after lightning struck them at a Washington D.C. park near the White House.
On Thursday evening a severe thunderstorm roared throughout D.C. and as a result, two men and two women have been hospitalized and are now fighting for their lives.
A video caught the strike on camera and it looks as if the lightning bolt even struck the White House.
Take a look:
Lightning strikes RIGHT in front of the White House pic.twitter.com/Kg6YJWnCNu
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) August 5, 2022
The New York Post had more on the story:
Four people were in critical condition after an apparent lightning strike in a Washington DC park on Thursday evening, officials said.
The victims — two men and two women — were apparently struck by lightning at Lafayette Park across from the White House at around 6:30 p.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
The strike took place as severe weather moved through the area amid stifling heat on Thursday.
The patients were listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Their identities were not revealed on Thursday night.
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) August 5, 2022
— Jackie Bensen (@jackiebensen) August 4, 2022
The Hill had more details to add:
Four people were injured in a lightning blast that struck near the White House in Washington, D.C, on Thursday night during a severe thunderstorm in the nation’s capitol.
DC Fire and EMS tweeted around 7:17 p.m. that the lightning struck near Lafayette Park NW, which is about 36 feet from the White House.
Around 7:50 p.m., DC Fire and EMS tweeted firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene and transported the patients, two adult males and two adult females, who are in critical condition, to local hospitals.
A press conference will be held by emergency personnel at 8:30 p.m. near Lafayette Park.