A huge explosion has ripped through a chemistry institute in Mulhouse, eastern France, killing one person and injuring another.
A fire raged after the blast at 1225 (1125 GMT) and thick smoke hung over the three-storey building. Firefighters evacuated people from the scene.
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Let's see now..., chemistry lab..., explosion, sorta go together like ham and eggs, don't they? But in these troubled times, when the streets of French cities are littered with burning remnants of the latest student riots, you always have to wonder....