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Bengaluru: Cylinder explodes at laboratory in IISc, 1 dead


Bengaluru, Dec 5: Suspected hydrogen cylinder explodes at a laboratory in IISc, Bengaluru leading to the death of one and injuring three.

Indian Institute of Science

According to reports, the deceased has been identified as Manoj Kumar (32) and the three injured are Karthik, Naresh Kumar, and Adulya.

"One scientist has died, three others critically injured following a suspected hydrogen cylinder explosion at Aerospace lab at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru," Sadashivanagar police told news agency ANI.

According to IISc authorities, a cylinder exploded in the Aerospace Department's Laboratory for Hypersonic and Shockwave at around 2.10pm. Four people from Superwave Technologies, a start-up being incubated at IISc, were at the laboratory when the incident occurred.

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