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Four people injured in explosion at MU

Monday, June 28, 2010 | 2:59 p.m. CDT; updated 5:11 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 28, 2010
A lab explosion blew out the windows of Schweitzer Hall on Monday afternoon. The explosion injured four people, one critically.

COLUMBIA — Four people were injured — one critically — when a 2,000-pound hydrogen cylinder exploded Monday at Schweitzer Hall at MU, near the intersection of College and University avenues, according to the Columbia Fire Department.

Traffic was blocked on southbound College Avenue and on University Avenue shortly after the explosion was reported at 2:20 p.m.

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