13 people in the hospital after incident of carbon monoxide poisoning in Vancouver


Thirteen people in Vancouver were taken to hospital today after an apparent incident of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Emergency Health Services (EHS), paramedics responded to a call after a patient collapsed.

"The paramedics, who use CO monitors, arrived at the site and immediately detected carbon monoxide," emergency health services said on Twitter.

In a later tweet, EHS said the incident happened "this morning" and was "paramedics" monoxide monitors that warned them to danger.

EHS told The Daily Hive that the incident occurred in the 1600 block of West 5th Avenue.

All individuals were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Two people were in critical condition.

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