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3 People Killed in Lightning Strike Near White House | በነጩ ቤት አቅራቢያ በወረደው መብረቅ የሦስት ሰዎች ህይወት አለፈ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 9, 2022

✞✞✞ R.I.P ✞✞✞

👉 America, Please get rid of ‘your’ fascist Galla-Oromo junta and its evil monster PM Abiy Ahmed Ali now.

👉 አሜሪካ ሆይ፤ የፋሺስቱን ጋላኦሮሞ ጁንታሽን እና ክፉውን አውሬ አብይ አህመድ አሊን አሁኑኑ አስወግጅ።

❖❖❖[Revelation 11:19]❖❖❖

Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.„

❖❖❖ [የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፲፩፥፲]❖❖❖

በሰማይም ያለው የእግዚአብሔር መቅደስ ተከፈተ፥ የኪዳኑም ታቦት በመቅደሱ ታየ፥ መብረቅና ድምፅም ነጐድጓድም የምድርም መናወጥ ታላቅም በረዶ ሆነ።

❖❖❖[Luke Chapter 21፡25-26]❖❖❖

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

❖❖❖[የሉቃስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፳፩፥፳፭፡፳፮]❖❖❖

“በፀሐይና በጨረቃም በከዋክብትም ምልክት ይሆናል፤ በምድር ላይም

አሕዛብ ከባሕሩና ከሞገዱም ድምፅ የተነሣ እያመነቱ ይጨነቃሉ፤ ሰዎችም ከፍርሃትና በዓለም የሚመጣበትን ከመጠበቅ የተነሣ ይደክማሉ፤ የሰማያት ኃይላት ይናወጣሉና።”

💭 Three people, including a Wisconsin couple celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary, have died after a lightning strike Thursday evening in Lafayette Square, just north of the White House, D.C. police said Friday.

Four people — two men and two women — were critically hurt in the strike just before 7 p.m. in the center of the park, in a grove of trees about 100 feet southeast of the statue of Andrew Jackson, fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said at a news briefing Thursday night. The U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police rendered aid to the victims, assistance that fire officials credited with all the victims’ initial survival.

Among those who died were Donna Mueller, 75, a retired teacher, and her husband, James Mueller, 76, who owned a drywall business for decades before retiring, according to one of their daughters-in-law, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect her privacy.

They were high school sweethearts before marrying and were in Washington as tourists, a vacation trip to mark their anniversary, the daughter-in-law said. She said they had no connection to the other people who were under the tree when the lightning hit.

The couple lived in Janesville, Wis., about 70 miles west of Milwaukee, and had five grown children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. “Both would do anything for their family and friends,” their relatives said in a statement.

The other person killed was a 29-year-old man, police said in announcing his death Friday afternoon. His identity was withheld pending notification of relatives.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement: “We are saddened by the tragic loss of life after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park. Our hearts are with the families who lost loved ones, and we are praying for those still fighting for their lives.”

Because lightning tends to strike tall objects, experts warn that taking shelter under a tree during a thunderstorm is highly dangerous. When a tree is hit by the electrical charge, moisture and sap in the tree easily conducts the electricity, carrying it to the ground around the tree, according to a National Weather Service webpage on lightning science.

“When lightning strikes a tree or other object, much of the energy travels outward from the strike in and along the ground surface,” the webpage says. “This is known as the ground current. Anyone outside near a lightning strike is potentially a victim of ground current.”

The lightning was unleashed by a severe thunderstorm that swept across the District just before 7 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for much of the Beltway area between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., cautioning of the threat of damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail.

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