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UCLA student suffers face and neck burns after lab oven explodes

A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said.

The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around 6 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphries.

The student is in fair condition at a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, Humphries said.

The lab has been closed off to allow fire officials to investigate, but students and staff have not been ordered to evacuate the six-story building.

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