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15 killed in carbon monoxide poisoning
Updated: 2006-02-17 06:30

A woman receives treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning in a hospital in Yanbian, Northeast China's Jilin Province February 16, 2006. A large-scale carbon monoxide poisoning hit residents living in bungalows in the region, kiling 15 and hospitalizing 32 others, 8 of whom are in critical situations. Experts attributed the deaths and illnesses to unusually low atmospheric pressure and increased rain and humidity, which trapped carbon monoxide from burning coal close to the ground, the China Broadcasting Station reported. [Xinhua]

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