Grandparents die after being struck by lightning near the White House; they celebrated their anniversary

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A couple of grandparents died after being struck by lightning near the White House. James, 76, and Donna, 75, lived in Wisconsin but traveled to Washington to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary.

The Metropolitan Police Department disclosed that James and Donna Mueller died as a result of injuries caused by lightning that reached them on August 4 in Lafayette Park located in front of the White House complex.

A niece of the grandparents identified as Michelle McNett told the “Wisconsin State Journal” that James and Donna “were a very loving couple” and that they were visiting the capital of the United States celebrating more than five decades of marriage.

“They were a very loving couple. They were very, very family-focused. I think everyone is in shock right now.”

He recounted that Donna was a teacher and after retiring she worked at a local furniture store and that James was a retired contractor who had his own drywall business. grandparents they had five children and celebrated the arrival of 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The lightning also hit a 29-year-old man who was pronounced dead on August 5 and a woman who is in critical condition. The authorities they did not disclose their identities and only revealed that the survivor has serious injuries.



The American press reported that agents of the Secret Service and the Federal Park Police witnessed the lightning strike and ran to render first aid and that the injured were taken to hospital with “critical, life-threatening injuries.”

“We are saddened by the tragic loss of life following the lightning strike in Lafayette Park. Our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones, and we are praying for those who continue to fight for their lives,” said the House’s press secretary. White, Karine Jean-Pierre.



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