3 students killed in Beijing university lab explosion

BEIJING (AFP) - Three students were killed at Beijing Jiaotong University on Wednesday (Dec 26) in a laboratory blast, the city's fire department said.

"There was an explosion at the experimental site during a scientific research experiment" on wastewater treatment in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, the Beijing Fire Department said in a statement posted on its social media account.

"The accident caused three students to die."