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UK Student Injured In Explosion Listed In Good Condition

By: Jerry Sander
By: Jerry Sander

Health officials tell 27 NEWSFIRST the student injured in an explosion at UK campus is now listed in good condition. We've learned the woman is an exchange student from Germany. Her name has not yet been released because her family has not yet been notified.

Six other people were taken to UK Hospital for observation from exposure of fumes. They were told to shower and to throw away their clothes.

The exchange student was injured Friday during an engineering lab on
campus, a school official said.

The woman was pouring nitric acid into a waste container on the
seventh floor of Anderson Hall when the chemical came into contact
with another substance and exploded, said Kathy Johnson, a UK
spokeswoman.

The woman suffered cuts and burns to her face and throat. The explosion also caused minor damage in the lab area.

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