Student Badly Hurt in Lab Explosion at TAU

YERUSHALAYIM -

A student at Tel Aviv University was severely injured in an explosion during a laboratory experiment.

The 27-year-old was rushed by Magen David Adom ambulance to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv where has was listed in moderate to serious condition. He was reported unconscious and on a ventilator.

He sustained severe injuries to his upper body after chemical material exploded in his hands.

The police said that another person who was apparently injured in the incident was also taken to the hospital.

Tel Aviv University released a statement saying, “During an experiment conducted by a bachelor’s degree student in a chemistry laboratory, material exploded in his hands. The student was injured and evacuated to the hospital. An investigation of the incident is underway.”