WATCH: Lightning strike near White House leaves four people in critical condition

In the United States, a lightning strike on Thursday (August 4) near the White House left four people in critical condition. The officials in the US capital said the lightning struck a small park across the street from the White House on Thursday evening as a severe thunderstorm hit the American capital. 

According to a statement from Washington’s fire and emergencies department, the lightning left two men and two women with “critical life-threatening injuries”. 

Local reports mentioned that the victims were taken to the local hospitals. However, there is no update on their current condition. 

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Photos posted by the department showed that multiple ambulances were rushed to the scene. 

As quoted by CNN, Vito Maggiolo, who is a spokesperson for DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services, said in a news conference Thursday evening: “All four were suffering critical, life-threatening injuries.” 

Citing a law enforcement source, CNN reported that the victims were riding out the storm under a tree. Although, local reports said that the officials are still trying to find out whether or not the victims knew each other.

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After the incident, part of the park remained closed and the emergency services were present at the scene. 

The incident was captured on one of the cameras of FOX News. 

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