Lightning strike near the White House leaves two dead

An elderly couple has died after four people were struck by lightning in a park just outside the White House complex. Local authorities believe 76-year-old James Mueller and 75-year-old Donna Mueller were standing under a tree, attempting to ride out a thunderstorm in Lafayette Park, when they were hit just before 7pm local time. The other two unidentified victims remain in hospital, fighting for their lives.