One dead, eight injured after possible carbon monoxide leak

Fox 26 News reporter Lindsey Henry

- The night before a cold front moves in, an entire apartment building has had to pick up and move out. Someone at the Aberdeen Apartment Homes called 911 and reported a possible carbon monoxide leak.

"When I first woke up they knocked on our door and they said please evacuate", says Andrew Martin, who lives at the complex.

"I grabbed the things I needed like toothbrushes, clothes and all that", says another witness Ashley Fatto. Her mother didn't want to go on camera, but told us it was scary to have this happen a few doors down from their unit.

Fatto says she saw several people wearing oxygen masks on, including two children.

Eight people were transported to Memorial Herman Texas Medical Center, but a 78 year old man didn't make it. Center Point Energy crews were on scene and we're told the gas to building four had been shut off, but not throughout the entire complex.

"I'm scared I don't want to live there if it's dangerous anybody doesn't want to live in a scary area", says Surya Karla Pudi who lives there.

While some have told us they have had to get hotels, others are finding people to stay with.

"We called our relatives and they are fixing to come pick us up later on", says Martin.

Apartment officials tell FOX 26 News that they are doing what they can to make sure each family has a place to stay this weekend.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

 


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