Three Students killed in a laboratory blast in China

BEIJING: Three students were killed in a laboratory blast in a
Beijing Jiaotong University, China.

The cause of incident is yet unknown, The incident happened just after 9:30am (0130 GMT) at the Beijing Jiaotong University in the western part of the city.

30 fire tenders were dispatched to the explosion location and took nearly an hour to control the fire.

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“There was an explosion at the experimental site during a scientific research experiment” on wastewater treatment in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, the Beijing Fire Department said.

“The accident caused three students to die,” it added in a statement posted on its social media account.

Local authorities launched an investigation into the cause of incident.

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