Two people were killed, and two more were in critical condition yesterday after a lightning strike near the White House police said.

The lightning hit Lafayette Square, a small park across the street from the White House leaving two men and two women with “critical life-threatening injuries

All the victims were taken to local hospitals, but this morning, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that two of them – 75-year-old Donna Mueller and 76-year-old James Mueller, both from Janesville in Wisconsin – had been pronounced dead.

The other two adults remain in critical condition, police said.

A White House spokeswoman said the Biden administration was “saddened by the tragic loss of life.

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