Two Killed In Nanjing University Explosion

by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times

October 25, 2021

NANJING — Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a laboratory explosion at Nanjing University.

The explosion happened on Sunday afternoon at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Nanjing is a major center of higher education, attracting a large number of international students.  According to state run media, officials were investigating the cause of the explosion.

The victims’ identities have not been revealed.  Admission records show over 1,000 foreign students have taken engineering, business, and Chinese language courses there.  However, it was unclear how many remained after China imposed pandemic travel restrictions.