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Carbon monoxide leak kills five in Italy

January 17, 2021

ROME: Five residents of a retirement home near the Italian capital Rome were found dead on Saturday after a suspected carbon monoxide leak, police said. "Unfortunately there are five dead, then there are also five other residents in a serious condition and two care workers, a total of seven people in hospital," police told AFP.

The morning team of carers at the home, some 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Rome, raised the alarm after discovering 12 people unconscious.

The five surviving residents are being treated at a nearby hospital and the two care assistants have been transferred to a hospital in Rome.