'Mass casualty situation' reported at New Hampshire hospital

'Mass casualty situation' reported at New Hampshire hospital

A New Hampshire hospital has evacuated its emergency department and operating room after an incident involving more than 20 patients, reports the New Hampshire Union Leader.

While hospital officials have yet to determine the cause, reports claim it is being investigated as a carbon monoxide leak.

Aerial footage from the scene shows more than a dozen people in beds set up in a cordoned-off area of the lawn across the parking lot from the hospital.

A cause had yet to be determined, she said.


An unknown odor was detected at Exeter Hospital around 11:15 a.m. ET.

She said the situation is winding down and all other areas of the hospital remain open as they have not been affected.

The Exeter Police Department urged residents and local fire departments via Twitter to not bring new patients to Exeter Hospital due to the evacuation. "We're looking at cleaning fluids that could have been used in the hospital", he told the newspaper.

There were no dizziness complaints from the emergency room but it was evacuated as a precaution since it is close to the operating room.

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