Thunderstorm in White House .

…. four in critical condition

A lightning strike reportedly occured near the White House on Thursday.

According to officials in the US capital ,four people have been in critical condition over the incident.

The lightning struck a small park across the street from the White House, leaving two men and two women with “critical life-threatening injuries,” according to a statement from Washington’s fire and emergencies department.

It was a severe thunderstorm in the American capital on Thursday evening.

All the victims have been taken to local hospitals.

Photos posted by the department on social media showed multiple ambulances and at least one fire truck with flashing lights working at the scene.

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