A young research scholar with a start-up company was killed due to a blast during an experiment at the Laboratory for Hypersonic and Shockwave Research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, today afternoon. Three others are said to be grievously injured and have been admitted to MS Ramaiah Hospital.
According to Sadashivnagar police, the scholar, Manoj Kumar, a post-graduate working for the startup, Super-Wave Technology Private Limited (SWTPL), an IISc initiative, set up by KPJ Reddy and G Jagadeesh along with three others Atulya, Kartik and Nagesh Kumar were working at the laboratory when the explosion, threw Manoj Kumar against the wall killing him on the spot.
Three others in the laboratory have been rushed to the hospital where their condition is said to be critical. Manoj from Mysuru died on the spot while three others suffered injuries. Though the nature of explosion and its cause were yet to be established, it was suspected that the incident occurred due to a blast in a cylinder containing some gas, they said.but it seems like a cylinder blast,” he said.