Man Dies Due to Gas in Apartment

Orangetown Police responded to a call on Monday to an apartment building in Orangeburg after receiving reports of natural gas smells around 10:00 AM. According to police, officers found an 85-year old man in the living room, who was pronounced dead on the arrival of ambulance workers, and his 84-year old wife on the floor unconscious. The woman was taken to Nyack Hospital in critical condition, her current condition and the identity of the couple has not been released yet. Orange and Rockland crews also responded to the address and evacuated residents from the building until 12:30 PM when they found no problems. Company spokesman Mike Donovan stated that the stove burner had been left on and it appears to be an accident, though the police are still investigating.

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