White House USA: Three people were killed, while a fourth person was seriously injured on Friday near the White House, the US presidential residence. Washington DC Police say that “an elderly Wisconsin couple has died after being struck by lightning near the White House in Washington DC.” The niece of the deceased couple told that 76-year-old James Mueller and his 75-year-old wife Donna Mueller had come to the US capital to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary. At the same time, a third unidentified 29-year-old man also died. While the fourth person is seriously injured.
White House offers condolences
All those who came under the grip of lightning were sitting in Lafayette Park, during this time the celestial lightning fell due to the storm and this accident happened. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper A relative of the deceased James Mueller told that his family includes his five children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. At the same time, White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre has expressed her condolences to the families of the deceased. Jean-Pierre said, “We are praying for those who are still fighting for their lives.”
When the lightning struck, all four were standing near the tree.
All four were standing near a tree when lightning struck the park of the White House complex. The national weather had issued a thunderstorm warning in the city on Thursday. Lafayette Square Park is a seven-acre public park just north of the White House. This park is often crowded with people who come to smoke during the summer.