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Four seriously injured after being struck by lightning near the White House


Two men and two women were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Thursday night after an apparent lightning strike in Lafayette Square, just north of The White House, according to DC fire officials.

Four adults were found just until 19:00 in center of park, about 100 meters from the statue of Andrew Jackson said fire Vito Maggiolo, representative of the department.

All four people were taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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Accurate cause of their injuries remains under investigation, authorities said.

The lightning was caused by a severe thunderstorm that swept through the area. just before 19:00, the National Weather Service reported a severe thunderstorm warning for a lot of of ring road area from 18:30 to 19:15, warning of the threat of harmful gusts of wind up up to 60 mph and quartergrad.

Chris Wagasky, analyst for Vaisala who manages national lightning network said in report that there was a “six-stroke flash” near the White House that hit same point on earth” at 18:49. He explained what it means six individual bursts of electricity hit same point on earth inside half a second.

Numerous storms containing frequent lightning, flash up in in region Thursday evening after temperatures soared into the 90s earlier. in day, prompting heat advisory. Heat indices, measure of how it feels hot in humidity reached 100-110 degrees.

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heatThe storms that began caused wind gusts up to 58 mph at Reagan National Airport and toppled trees around Winchester, Columbia and Baltimore. torrents also provoked several reports of flooded roads around Baltimore.

Lightning kills 23 people in United States in average year and led in nine dead so far in 2022.

it’s developing story and will be updated.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
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