15:15 GMT13 June 2021
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    An explosion has hit a laboratory at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) around 10:30 local time, globo.com website reported Wednesday.

    According to the officials, three people — two students and one teacher have been injured in the incident. The blast occurred on the second floor of the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (Coppe), which is the largest engineering research and learning center in Latin America.

    ​Firefighters have been deployed to the scene.

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