4 people in critical condition after apparent lightning strike in DC park

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Four people are in critical condition after an apparent lightning strike in a park in Washington, DC, authorities said Thursday evening.

DC Fire and EMS said it had responded to Lafayette Park, located in front of the White House, and treated the four patients.

Two men and two women were transported to area hospitals with “life-threatening injuries” after the apparent lightning strike, DC Fire and EMS said.

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

DC Brand and EMS/Twitter

American park police officers were also on the scene.

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, DC, on August 4, 2022.

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

DC Brand and EMS/Twitter

The National Weather Service had a severe thunderstorm warning for the area Thursday evening.

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