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Three dead after science experiment turns deadly at Beijing university

Firefighters work at Beijing Jiaotong University in Beijing, China after a fire broke out during a scientific research on landfill leachate wastewater treatment. Photo: Getty
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Three students have been killed in an explosion in a science lab at Beijing’s Jiaotong University, state media reports say.

China Global Television Network said the accident occurred during a chemistry experiment on Wednesday.

Videos of the scene showed large flames and plumes of smoke pouring out of a low-rise building on the university campus.

Footage of the aftermath, meanwhile, indicated that the fire had ripped through the first two floors of the building.

The news came hours after a blast at a chemical plant in China’s northwestern Xinjiang autonomous region killed three people and severely injured six.

The explosion occurred when Xinjiang Xinzhi Energy Chemicals Co tested a rotary lime kiln on Tuesday afternoon, the report said.

The deadly accident comes about one month after a gas leak at a plant owned by a ChemChina subsidiary caused a blast that killed 23 people in the eastern Hebei province.

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