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A lightning strike near the White House leaves 4 people in critical condition

Business Insider US
  • Four individuals were struck by lightning near the White House on Thursday evening.
  • They are facing "life-threatening" injuries, according to the DC Fire and EMS Department.
  • They were found approximately 100 feet away from the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square, WaPo reported.
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Four individuals were injured by a lightning strike near the White House Thursday evening, DC Fire and EMS reported.

Two male and two female individuals are in critical condition facing unspecified "life threatening" injuries, according to the department. 

They were found approximately 30 metres away from the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square close to 7 p.m., The Washington Post reported.

DC Fire and EMS did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. 

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