Carbon monoxide sickened 49 inmates at a jail in York, Pa., with five having to be hospitalized overnight, CNN reported.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/22/us/pennsylvania-jail-illnesses/index.html

Authorities believe that the heating and ventilation system in the county jail’s wing for women was the source of the deadly gas, according to CNN. Female inmates began to feel ill and developed symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning on Wednesday night.

Ill inmates were transported to several hospitals, and five of them were still hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon, CNN reported. The female inmates were transferred to different cells, and their unit was closed Wednesday night.

York is 90 miles from Philadelphia, according to AP.

 

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