Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:49:38 EST
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Subject: Lab Fatality in French School
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The following is  a news item posted on CBC NEWS ONLINE
WebPosted Fri Mar 24 08:07:35  2006

---A large explosion at a chemistry school in eastern France has  killed
one person and injured another, news services reported.

Fire  officials told the Associated Press that the blast, which ignited a
fire,  occurred on Friday in the city of Mulhouse, near the border with
Germany, on  the ground floor of the Superior National School of

Police  said they have evacuated the area surrounding the school, which
is part of a  campus near the city centre and 8,000 students are
enrolled  there.

Teachers were counting students at the scene to ensure there were  no
other casualties, according to France-Info radio.

According to a  report by TF1 television, a witness said it felt like  an

Copyright (C) 2006 CBC. All rights reserved.

James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.  
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