Two students hospitalized after bottle of acid solution ruptures at UNL

University of Nebraska at Lincoln (NTV News)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is confirming an incident involving the rupture of a bottle of acid solution Thursday afternoon.

Two male students, ages 22 and 19, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

It is unknown at this time what caused the bottle to rupture, University Police reported.

One person suffered facial cuts and the other suffered inhalation burns.

It happened at around 2:30 p.m. at the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center, attached to Jorgensen Hall.

The danger has been contained to the room in which the rupture occurred.

Jorgensen Hall has been evacuated and remains evacuated until further notice. Environmental Health and Safety personnel from the university, along with Lincoln Fire and Rescue, are on the scene.

The building likely will be reopened by Thursday evening.

The incident remains under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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