Two days after blast, IISc offers condolence

The laboratory of Hypersonic and Shockwave Research of the Indian Institute of Science.

Two days after the deadly mishap that killed one research scholar and severely injured other three in its laboratory, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has issued a condolence message.

The Institute has announced compensation for the deceased’s family and also revealed that it would bear the medical expenses of the students, who are severely injured and are receiving treatment.

“The Indian Institute of Science expresses its deep condolences on the demise of Manoj P, Project Engineer at Super Wave Technologies Pvt Ltd while working for the company, in the laboratory of Hypersonic and Shockwave Research of the Institute. On purely humanitarian grounds, the Institute releases an ex gratia compensation of Rs 10 lakh (Rupees ten lakh only), to the wife of the deceased,” read the release from the IISc.

“A team from the Institute headed by the director visited the three injured undergoing treatment at MS Ramaiah Hospital. The director has assured the relatives of the injured that the Institute will cover the medical expenses of the three injured employees of the Super Wave Technologies Pvt Ltd in excess of insurance coverage,” the release added.

On Wednesday afternoon, research scholar Manoj Kumar, who was working inside the Hypersonic and Shockwave Research laboratory, breathed his last after an alleged blast caused by the explosion of hydrogen cylinder.

The other three are out of danger, but are still under observation at the hospital.

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