Blast at Chinese university: One killed, three hurt

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 19:04

Beijing: One person was killed and three others were injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a university in Nanjing, capital of east China`s Jiangsu Province.

The explosion took place in a disused laboratory at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, destroying the lab and shattering windows in nearby homes, according to the municipal fire department, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The university said the explosion occurred while the lab was being demolished by a construction crew.

Rescue efforts are under way and the cause of the explosion is being investigated, local police said.

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First Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 19:03

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