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Four seriously injured leaves lightning strike near the White House

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Four people were injured and are in critical condition after being struck by lightning that struck this Thursday in the vicinity of the White Housethe residence of the president of USA in Washington.

At a press conference, the spokesman for the fire department of the US capital, Vito Maggiolo, explained that two women and two adult men received medical attention and were taken to the hospital in critical condition after receiving the “apparent impact” of lightning.

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The lightning struck Lafayette Square, which is located just north of the White House, in the midst of the great storm with heavy rain and wind that fell this afternoon in Washington.

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The four people were found in a wooded area near the famous equestrian statue of former US President Andrew Jackson and before the arrival of the emergency services they received the assistance of the Park Police and the Secret Service, in charge of protecting the presidential residence.

Source: Elcomercio

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