FILE PHOTO: Storm clouds pass over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 18, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A third person has died after lightning struck a park in front of the White House in the US capital Washington.

On Friday afternoon, a 29-year-old man succumbed to his injuries, according to the broadcaster CNN and the Washington Post, citing the police. The police had previously announced that two people had died after the severe thunderstorm on Thursday evening.

According to the information, the fatalities were a 76-year-old and a 75-year-old from the US state of Wisconsin.

CNN reported the victims took shelter under a tree in Lafayette Park. There was no new information on the condition of a fourth person who was initially seriously injured.