James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died of their injuries after a lightning strike Thursday in Lafayette Park, just outside the White House complex.
The third victim, a 29-year-old male, died later on Friday. Police said a fourth woman was in critical condition. Their identities have not been revealed. The authorities also did not disclose how the victims were injured, except to state that they were seriously injured as a result of a lightning strike.
And appeared on the network recordings showing two shocks of lightning in front of the White House.
According to the late couple’s niece, Michelle McKnight of Gainesville, the Muellers were traveling to Washington to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary. “They were a very loving couple,” McKnight told the Wisconsin State Journal. – They were very family oriented. I think everyone is shocked now.
The couple had five children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Donna Muller was a teacher and retiree who worked in a furniture store. James, 76, was a retired businessman who ran his own business.
Officers from the Secret Service and the US Police witnessed a lightning strike on Thursday night and immediately went to provide first aid. Firefighting spokesman Vito Maggiolo said emergency medical teams were called to the scene shortly before 7 pm and all the victims were taken to hospital with “serious, life-threatening injuries”.
Source: New York Post, Reuters
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