BELLBROOK, Ohio (AP) -- A mix-up in an oxygen-delivery system is suspected of causing the deaths of two nursing home residents and the hospitalization of eight others.
An in-house oxygen system at the Carriage-by-the-Lake nursing home in this Dayton suburb might have accidentally been hooked to a nitrogen tank Thursday, a fire official said.
The nitrogen tank was labeled as containing nitrogen, but looks much like an oxygen tank, said Bob Miles, an assistant fire chief from nearby Washington Township.
Miles said investigators do not suspect any criminal intent. "We feel at this time, it was an accident," he said.
Nursing home officials declined comment .
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