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DC Lightning Strike Near White House Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Injured

Emergency medical crews staged on Pennsylvania Avenue after four people were critically injured following a lightning strike on Aug. 4.

Emergency medical crews staged on Pennsylvania Avenue after four people were critically injured following a lightning strike on Aug. 4.

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Washington (AP) -- A husband and wife from Wisconsin celebrating more than five decades of marriage were killed in a lightning strike outside the White House. A third victim was pronounced dead Friday evening, and one other is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died of their injuries after the lightning strike Thursday in Lafayette Park, located directly outside the White House complex, the Metropolitan Police Department said Friday.