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At least two dozen people in New York City were poisoned after a carbon monoxide leak in the basement of St. Malachy's Church on 49th Street, in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. A man is shown on a stretcher along the sidewalk

Two dozen people poisoned by carbon monoxide leak in a church in Manhattan caused by a defective engine in the stove in the basement

  • A carbon monoxide leak in St. Malachy & # 39; s Church on 49th Street poisoned at least 24 people on Tuesday, three of which needed hospital treatment for serious injury
  • A defective motor in an extractor hood of the stove is supposed to cause it
  • The stove is located in the communal church room, which is located in the basement of the building and is rented by Encore Community Services
  • All involved are expected to be in order, according to NYFD officials
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At least two dozen people in New York City were poisoned Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak in the basement of the house of worship.

A heater ventilation engine was not functioning properly at St. Malachy's Church on 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, where three people were sent to a hospital with serious injuries, NBC reported.

All involved are expected to be in order, according to officials from the New York Fire Department.

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At least two dozen people in New York City were poisoned after a carbon monoxide leak in the basement of St. Malachy's Church on 49th Street, in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. A man is shown on a stretcher along the sidewalk

At least two dozen people in New York City were poisoned after a carbon monoxide leak in the basement of St. Malachy's Church on 49th Street, in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. A man is shown on a stretcher along the sidewalk

FDNY said the building was ventilated after the incident that made employees and guests feel sick.

Emergency responders flooded the scene where people were helped in an ambulance with oxygen masks and cared for on stretchers that walked along the sidewalk.

Carbon monoxide levels were so high that some of the approximately 24 people who fell ill died at the Midtown Manhattan location, officials said.

Authorities closed part of 49th Street while investigating the cause

Those who became ill walked the streets on stretchers and were treated with gas masks in an ambulance (pictured). All involved are expected to be in order, according to officials from the New York Fire Department

Those who became ill walked the streets on stretchers and were treated with gas masks in an ambulance (pictured). All involved are expected to be in order, according to officials from the New York Fire Department

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Those who became ill walked the streets on stretchers and were treated with gas masks in an ambulance (pictured). All involved are expected to be in order, according to officials from the New York Fire Department

A faulty engine in a stove's extractor hood is thought to be the cause of the diseases, the authorities said. Three people had to be treated in a hospital for serious injury. People being treated are depicted

A faulty engine in a stove's extractor hood is thought to be the cause of the diseases, the authorities said. Three people had to be treated in a hospital for serious injury. People being treated are depicted

A faulty engine in a stove's extractor hood is thought to be the cause of the diseases, the authorities said. Three people had to be treated in a hospital for serious injury. People being treated are depicted

A faulty engine in the stove's extractor hood is thought to be the cause of the illnesses, the authorities said.

The stove is located in the communal church room, which is located in the basement of the building.

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The basement of the church is rented by Encore Community Services and serves as a gathering place for people who participate in all kinds of activities.

One of these events includes seniors who come to St. Malachy's for wheeled meals.

The Meals on Wheels initiative feeds 200 people every day.

A faulty engine in a stove's extractor hood is thought to be the cause of the diseases, the authorities said. The stove is located in the communal church room, which is located in the basement of the building. St. Malachy's & # 39; s Church on 49th Street is shown

A faulty engine in a stove's extractor hood is thought to be the cause of the diseases, the authorities said. The stove is located in the communal church room, which is located in the basement of the building. St. Malachy's & # 39; s Church on 49th Street is shown

A faulty engine in a stove's extractor hood is thought to be the cause of the diseases, the authorities said. The stove is located in the communal church room, which is located in the basement of the building. St. Malachy's & # 39; s Church on 49th Street is shown

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