Carbon Monoxide Leaks In Pennsylvania Nursery Poisons Multiple children.
A nursery/daycare center in Allentown, Pennsylvania has been evacuated following emergency services’ response to a carbon monoxide leak that has led to the transfer of a total of 26 people including children and teaching assistants to four nearby hospitals.
There are media reports that several children were taken away on stretchers.
However, all the children are reported to be in stable condition.
Authorities declared a level 1 mass casualty, meaning there are warnings, and medical responders could become overwhelmed by the number of casualties.
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A call for medical help was first received in relation to an unconscious child in the incident at Happy Smiles Learning Center on Wabash Street early on Tuesday morning, October 11.
Captain John Christopher of the Allentown Fire Department said their equipment alerted them to the presence of carbon dioxide when they attended the center.
Fire departments and other responders have been forced to attend the incident, while a nearby daycare has offered shelter.
Meanwhile, Gas company, UGI is on the scene and is assessing the situation while parents have been notified about the incident.
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