“It completely damaged equipment in the laboratory,” the officer said.IISc chief security officer MR Chandrashekar said Wednesday’s explosion was unprecedented.
BENGALURU: A researcher was killed and three others sustained burns in an explosion in a laboratory at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here on Wednesday.
In fact, this is a world-class laboratory.”
Investigators, who suspect a leak in a hydrogen cylinder caused the explosion, described the impact as “strong”.
“This is the first time in the history of IISc that an explosion of such magnitude has taken place during experimentation,” he said.“There are several important experiments being carried out in the institute, but we have not had any human casualty till now.
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