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Police: 2 dead after exposure to drain cleaner

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Posted at 6:53 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 06:57:23-04

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after being exposed to drain opener chemicals at a southwest Florida home.

The Herald-Tribune (http://goo.gl/mSzzfG ) reports that Sarasota detectives continue to investigate the deaths of the 78-year-old woman and her 58-year-old son. One reportedly died at the scene, and the other died later at a nearby hospital.

The county's hazmat team responded to the home Monday morning after a family member found the two people unconscious.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com

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