2 hurt in lab explosion at Delaware university
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been injured in an explosion at a laboratory at the University of Delaware.
The incident occurred early Wednesday afternoon at Brown Hall, a science building in the center of the campus.
University spokesman Peter Bothum says two graduate students received minor injuries in the incident and were taken to a hospital.
Bothum says the students were conducting an experiment involving chromium oxide when an explosion occurred in a fume hood.
Brown Hall and Drake Hall, an adjoining building, were evacuated as emergency and hazardous material crews responded to the incident.