BARC blaze, 2 scientists killed
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Mumbai, Dec 29: A fire broke out today in a Chemistry lab at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) located just a kilometre away from the nuclear reactors leaving two research students dead but scientists said there was no danger of any radioactivity.
Scientists at suburban Trombay-based BARC said there was a loud bang in the Chemistry lab after which black smoke billowed out. It was not immediately clear if the bang was caused by any explosion or triggered by a chemical reaction.
No research involving radioactive material is conducted in the multi-storeyed Modular lab in which the Chemistry lab was housed, they said.
It was also stated that no reactor, radioactivity or radiation is involved in the accident.
The victims who were in the age group of 22-25 years were identified as Umang Singh of Mumbai and Partha Bag of Kolkata. The identification was done on the basis of their ID cards on their person since their bodies were charred beyond recognition, a BARC release said.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Dec 2009 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Dec 2009 18:30:00 GMT
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