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At least 32 injured in NYC carbon monoxide leak

14 June 2017, 05:52 | Lucia Cruz

At least 32 injured in NYC carbon monoxide leak

At least 32 injured in NYC carbon monoxide leak

Emergency personnel work in Lower Manhattan after a basement fire.

Fire officials say a defective boiler in the basement is to blame for the carbon monoxide leak.

More than 30 people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a broken boiler in a Tribeca building triggered unsafe levels of carbon monoxide - and fears that an explosive device with noxious chemicals had been set off, officials said.

There were high carbon monoxide readings in the basement and other parts of the building, the FDNY said.

Representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NYPD's bomb squad arrived on the scene of the incident.

"The levels of CO were consistent with them definitely passing out after two or three breaths", FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said.

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When firefighters arrived at about 8:40 a.m., several people were passed out in the basement and ground floor of the building near Broadway. Rescue services are working to determine the level of carbon monoxide in the adjacent buildings.

The store's phone rang unanswered later Tuesday morning.

Streets were cordoned off and emergency vehicles massed for several blocks around the building in the chic TriBeCa neighborhood.

Authorities began lifting the lines before noon.

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