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MUW reopens dorm that had carbon monoxide issue

At least 30 people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after being exposed to carbon monoxide.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 7:38 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2017 7:42 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi University for Women has reopened the dorm where at least 30 people were exposed to carbon monoxide and taken to the hospital.

Students were allowed to return to Kincannon Hall before 4 p.m. Thursday after Columbus firefighters conducted testing and found no carbon monoxide.

The exposure to the gas occurred Tuesday.

MUW says all dorms now have carbon monoxide detectors.

University officials say the incident also revealed "a breakdown within the university police department's emergency response communciations" and that the issue is being addressed.

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