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Student suffers minor burns

A student suffered minor burns during an accident Friday afternoon, April 11, in a School of Science teaching laboratory.

The student, Susan Kim, was cleaning equipment with ethanol in Rm 4-253 shortly after 3pm when it accidentally burst into flames. Campus Police put out the fire with an extinguisher.

Ms. Kim, a junior in biology, was treated for burns on her hands at the Medical Department and released.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 16, 1997.

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