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Fire at India's nuclear research facility kills 2

Fire at India's nuclear research facility kills 2

A fire broke out in a chemical laboratory at India's main nuclear research facility Tuesday, killing at least two people, an official said.
The fire was extinguished within 45 minutes at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center on the outskirts of Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, the center's spokesman, S.K. Malhotra, said in a statement.
"It may be noted that no nuclear reactor, radioactivity or radiation is involved in the accident," Malhotra said.
Police were investigating the cause of the fire, he said.
Firefighters found two bodies charred beyond recognition in a third-floor room of the modular laboratory, he said.
The Bhabha center has a number of nuclear research reactors. It was set up in 1954 and named after a top Indian scientist, Homi J. Bhabha.


Updated : 2021-01-16 11:00 GMT+08:00