NEWS
06/17/2014 01:44 EDT | Updated 08/17/2014 05:59 EDT

Carbon monoxide leak forces Saint-Eustache daycare evacuation

Seventy-two children and 10 adults have been forced to leave a daycare in Saint-Eustache, Que., due to a carbon monoxide leak. 

Saint-Eustache emergency service spokeswoman Annie Daoust said the incident happened at the Garderie Les Petits Explorateurs, located at 217 Industriel Blvd.

She said they received a 911 call at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. 

The Saint-Eustache fire department confirmed all 72 of the evacuees were taken to hospital as a preventative measure. 

Two children were overcome by the fumes. Their condition is unknown. 

Quebec Family Minister Francine Charbonneau is expected to comment Tuesday afternoon in Quebec City. 

In a television interview on French-language network LCN, Charbonneau said all parents with children at the daycare have been notified. 

Officials are investigating the cause. No neighbouring businesses were affected. 

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