WASHINGTON (AP) – Four people have been critically injured after a lightning strike outside the White House, fire officials said Thursday.
The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said the four people were injured in Lafayette Park, located directly outside the White House complex.
They were all taken to local hospitals in critical condition.
A portion of the park remained closed Thursday evening with emergency crews at the scene.
Breaking: @dcfireems says 4 patients in critical condition after lighting strike in Lafayette Park across from White House @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/hql5GPtjst
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