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Bengaluru: Research scholar dies in Indian Institute of Science lab blast

Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS): A research scholar died and three others were injured in a hydrogen cylinder blast at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here on Wednesday, police said.

Research scholar Manoj Kumar (23) succumbed to severe burns after a hydrogen cylinder exploded in the Institute's aerospace department laboratory during an experiment, Additional Commissioner of Police B.K. Singh told reporters here.

Three of the victim's injured colleagues were rushed to a private hospital.

"The incident occurred late in the afternoon in the department lab when the team was conducting an experiment in hypersonic shock waves," said Singh.

Police have registered a case against the state-run institute to ascertain the cause of the blast.

"We will investigate the case after interrogating the department's faculty and those involved in the experiment to find out how the blast occurred," added Singh.

An Institute spokesperson said an internal inquiry would be carried out to find what caused the cylinder to explode.

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  • pasha, Karnataka

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    Looks like the experiment was a success. The experiment on hyper-sonic shock wave they created killed him. R. I. P.
    Next time, keep the explosives out of the working area.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    This is shocking. Proper inquiry should be ordered & Guilty Sacked ...

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  • Hussain, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    It is very sad to happen in premier institute. Authorities must take all necessary step such accidents never happen in future

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Thu, Dec 6 2018

    this begs the question of procedures being followed and the quality of research scholars at IIS, Bengaluru. It is a well known fact even by high school students that hydrogen is an extremely explosive gas.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    RIP Manoj Kumar ...

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 5 2018

    Very sad news.

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