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A third person died after lightning struck near the White House.

2022-08-05T21:25:01.007Z

At least three people were killed after lightning struck across the street from the White House on Thursday night. 



Video captures the strong lightning that struck near the White House 0:40

Washington (CNN) --

A third person has died of his injuries after lightning struck across the street from the White House on Thursday night.

The third victim is a 29-year-old man, according to Washington police.

His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, also died of their injuries after lightning struck Lafayette Park near the White House, a Washington Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed. .

The couple was visiting the capital from Wisconsin.

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The victims were sheltering from the storm under a tree, according to a police source.

"All four were suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries" when help arrived, Maggiolo, a spokesman for the city's Emergency Medical Services, told a news conference Thursday night.

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A strong storm hit the Washington city region around 7:00 pm ET (Miami time) on Thursday.

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Source: cnnespanol

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