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Western student hospitalized following explosion

No injuries reported at chem lab incident

A minor chemical spill at the University of Western Ontario sent one graduate student to hospital for precautionary reasons. No injuries were recorded.

The student was working in a basement lab of the school’s chemistry building when a small explosion reportedly occurred. It is unclear which chemicals were involved in the incident, but London’s emergency services and Western’s hazardous materials team responded after a call was placed at about 10:30 a.m.