Researcher killed, 3 others hurt in explosion at Bengaluru lab
BENGALURU: A researcher has died, and three others are critically injured after an explosion at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru.
A hydrogen cylinder is suspected to have exploded at the aerospace lab in the institute around 2:15 pm.
The injured researchers suffered severe injuries, including burns and fractures, and were rushed to hospital.
Reports suggest the researchers belonged to Super-wave Technology Private Limited. The company is an Indian Institute of Science initiative, promoted and managed by its Directors Professor KPJ Reddy and Professor G Jagadeesh, both professors of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, its website says.
"The company is engaged in research in the area of shockwaves and its applications in various fields and has several patents to its credit," the website adds.
The Indian Institute of Science, established in 1909, is one of the country's leading institution of advanced education and research in the sciences and engineering.