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4 persons are in important situation following an obvious lightning strike at a Washington, D.C., park, authorities stated Thursday night.

D.C. Hearth and EMS stated it had responded to Lafayette Park, situated in entrance of the White Home, and was treating the 4 sufferers that have been present in “the neighborhood of a tree.”

Two males and two girls have been transported to space hospitals with “life-threatening accidents” after the obvious lightning strike, D.C. Hearth and EMS stated.

Officers stated it is nonetheless unclear what the adults have been doing previous to the lightning strike, in the event that they knew one another and why they have been within the park. The identification of the victims couldn’t be confirmed whereas the investigation remains to be ongoing, officers stated.

On this picture posted to the DC Hearth and EMS Twitter account, first responders work on the scene of a lightning strike in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4, 2022.

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Uniformed U.S. Park Cops and members of the Secret Service have been additionally on the scene and instantly rendered support to the victims, an EMS official stated throughout a information convention.

PHOTO: In this photo posted to the DC Fire and EMS Twitter account, first responders work at the scene of a lightning strike in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4, 2022.

On this picture posted to the DC Hearth and EMS Twitter account, first responders work on the scene of a lightning strike in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4, 2022.

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The Nationwide Climate Service had issued a extreme thunderstorm warning for the world Thursday night.

ABC Information’ Beatrice Peterson contributed to this report.




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