Several persons are in critical condition following an lightning strike at a DC park
Officials in Washington, D.C., claimed Thursday night that four people were critically injured after what seemed to be a lightning strike in a park there.
Fire and EMS arrived to Lafayette Park in front of the White House and treated four patients who were found “the vicinity of a tree.” according to the agency.
“life-threatening injuries” injuries were reported in two males and two women following an apparent lightning strike, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
As for what the adults were doing before the lightning strike, whether they knew each other and why they were in the park prior to the lightning strike, it is still unclear, according to officials.” Officials said they are unable to confirm the victims’ identities while the inquiry is ongoing.
Uniformed US Park Police officers as well as representatives of the Secret Service were present, an EMS official said at a news briefing.
A severe thunderstorm warning had been sent out by the National Weather Service for the area.