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Campus Explosion Leaves One Injured

A student was taken to the hospital on Wednesday evening after an explosion occurred in a biological hood on campus. First reported by the Centre Daily Times, a propane tank exploded in a lab at the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building at around 5:30 p.m resulting in second-degree burns to the victim.

According to Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers, the explosion occurred while the student was doing tissue culture. University Park Police said that they are currently investigating the explosion.

The building is located on the west side of Shortlidge Road directly between North Halls and Borland. The building was closed for a short time, but is now re-opened.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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