GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A student received minor injuries during a chemistry lab explosion inside the University of Florida's Sisler Hall.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/Ax9hwP ) reports the building will be closed for at least a day following the Wednesday afternoon explosion.
University police say the student was taken to Shands Hospital for evaluation. The building was evacuated after the 5:45 p.m. explosion.
The newspaper reports a hazardous-materials unit from Gainesville Fire Rescue is investigating to find out what kind of chemicals were involved. Officials say the chemicals were toxic.
No further details were immediately available.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com