ABC News reports that a lightning strike killed two elderly persons from Janesville, Wisconsin near the White House on Thursday.

Authorities have identified those killed as 76-year-old James Mueller and 75-year-old Donna Mueller, both from Janesville, Wisconsin,  The two died after being injured in the strike in Lafayette Park in front of the White House.  Two other adult persons, a man and a woman also in the park at the time of the strike, remain in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

Officials say Secret Service agents and U.S. Park Police officers witnessed the strike just before 7 pm Thursday night and provided aid to those injured.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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