A bolt of lightning illuminates the clouds of a thunderstorm behind the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) | Alex Brandon/AP Photo

By Associated Press

08/04/2022 09:19 PM EDT


Four people have been critically injured after a lightning strike outside the White House, fire officials said Thursday.

The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department said the four people were injured in Lafayette Park, located directly outside the White House complex.

They were all taken to local hospitals in critical condition.