In China there is already talk of the “Pelosi curse”, but the news is no joke: there are victims of a lightning strike near the White House
At least 40 million lightning fall to the ground every year in States United. There is less than a one-in-a-million chance of being hit by a bolt of lightning, and nearly 90% of those who experience this particular experience survive. But statistics, as we know, do not describe individual cases. And one comes from the USA terrible newswith several victims electrocuted during a storm.
Lightning storm near the White House: four hit
Lightning struck, on Thursday evening, four people who were near a tree near the fence of the Home Whitein Lafayette Square.
The park is located north of the US presidential seat. It is over 28 thousand square meters large and, especially in summer, it is one of the most visited destinations by tourists who go to Washington.
First aid was provided by the intelligence men who are in charge of the president’s security. The green area was closed immediately after the accident, also to allow the emergency services to operate more quickly.
Who were the victims of the lightning near the White House
The bolt has killed three people. A fourth remained seriously wound. The last death attributable to lightning in the American capital before those of Thursday dates back to 1991.
The victims are a man 29-year-old, whose identity was not disclosed in the local press, and one couple who was celebrating the anniversary on the go.
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James Mueller76, and his wife Woman, 75, had traveled to the US capital for 56 years of marriage. They leave behind 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Karine Jean Pierrespokesman for the White House, made it known that “we pray for those who are still fighting for their lives”, expressing his condolence to the families of people killed by lightning.
Lightning bolt on the White House: “It’s Nancy Pelosi’s fault”
On the Asian social media, and in particular the Chinese ones, in the meantime, the news is commented as a “divine revenge” against the “wicked“Americans.
The reference, of course, is to the crisis between Beijing and Taipei, and the military escalation triggered by the visit to Taiwan of the speaker of the US House.
In China in fact, there is talk of the “curse of Nancy Pelosi”, guilty of having triggered the military reaction of the People’s Republic of China.