2 people killed after lightning struck near the White House

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Across the street from the White House, shown here in 2021, is Lafayette Park. On Thursday, a lightning strike there hit four people, and two of them were pronounced dead on Friday.

Intense thunderstorms killed two and critically injured another two at the park next to the White House in Washington, D.C. Thursday evening. U.S. Park Police and the Secret Service rushed to help.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

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