2 dead after CO leak inside Newburgh apartment

Two people have died and a dozen others were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak inside a Newburgh apartment building. The leak was discovered at

Authorities say carbon monoxide contributed to the death of a woman Wednesday. It was originally believed that she suffered a heart attack.

Authorities say carbon monoxide contributed to the death of a woman Wednesday. It was originally believed that she suffered a heart attack. (3/5/15)

NEWBURGH - Two people have died and a dozen others were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak inside a Newburgh apartment building.  

The leak was discovered at 55 Landers St.

Authorities say carbon monoxide contributed to the death of a woman Wednesday. It was originally believed that she suffered a heart attack.

She has been identified as 65-year-old Jewell Cummings.

A second victim, believed to be the woman’s boyfriend, was found Thursday in a basement apartment. Emergency crews were originally on the scene to treat a sick tenant when the victim was discovered.

Five people who live on the first and second floors of the building were taken to the hospital. Seven others at 53 Landers St. were also taken. All are expected to be OK.

Utilities to the building have been turned off while crews investigate the leak.

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