July 23, 2017

At least 32 injured in NYC carbon monoxide leak

14 June 2017, 05:52 | Lucia Cruz

TWITTER SCRAMBLE Police were quick to the scene

Police respond to gas leak in New York

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.

Congressional Investigators Seek Tapes, Notes On Trump-Comey Conversations
Trump added that, "You're going to be very disappointed" with his answer - not saying either way whether the tapes existed or not. When asked if the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was lying then, the president said, "Well, I didn't say that ".

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.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk.

Other News

Trending Now

Trump won't say if tapes exist; would testify under oath about Comey
Trump Jr. on Saturday claimed that "everything that went on in the Comey testimony was basically ridiculous". Earlier in the day on Twitter , the Republican President claimed "total and complete vindication ".

European Union presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks
European leaders have largely given up considering the possibility that Britain might change its mind and ask to stay. European Council President Donald Tusk has warned Theresa May there is "no time to lose" in the Brexit negotiations.

Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russian Federation allegations'
But Sessions actually communicated with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice previous year , according to The Washington Post . He recused himself from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation because he was involved in the campaign.

Tough rough: US Open conditions can rob drama from a major
Open in honor of his second born, no matter how well he performs this will be a week DJ remembers for the rest of his life. There's more to it than just length. "I've always enjoyed that style the most, especially on the big stage of the majors".

Castile jury re-watches videos of fatal stop
Gray reminded the jury of the officer's testimony that Castile looked like a man who robbed a convenience store four days earlier. He also cited testimony from first responders who saw Castile's gun in his pocket as he was loaded onto a backboard.

Serbia 1-1 Wales: Mitrovic leveller denies depleted Welsh three points
Wales' run of draws continues then, as they played out a fifth straight stalemate in qualifying. "It's identical. It leaves Wales four points behind Serbia and the Republic of Ireland with four matches remaining.

Citi Bike fatality is New York's first, second nationwide for bike-sharing
A New Jersey native & Rutgers University graduate who firmly believes it's better to be lucky than good. In recent years, bicyclists in NY have said city leaders have not done enough to protect riders.

Farmers hopeful for 'pro-farmer' decision amid CM Chouhan's indefinite fast
He also said that the chief minister met farmers' leaders on June 4 and assured that their problems will be resolved. The farmers are demanding better prices for their produce and waiver of loans.

Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't
President Donald Trump welcomes Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis to the White House in Washington , Friday, June 9, 2017 .

Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses
It is the policy of both the Conservative party and the UK Labour party to respect the Brexit referendum result. The separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) lost 21 seats of their 56 parliamentary seats on Thursday.