On Wednesday in IISc Bengaluru, a 32-year old aerospace engineer got killed and three others got seriously injured of one cylinder explosion.
According to MR Chandrasekhar, Chief Security Officer of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru “ Around 2.20 pm, in one of our aerospace laboratories which is called Hypersonic and Shockwave Research (LHSR), there was an explosion which resulted in the death of one engineer working with a startup called Super-wave Technology. At this moment, two of the proprietors of the company are being interrogated by police,”.
Those who are grievously injured, Kartik, Adulya and Naresh Kumar are currently at the MS Ramaiah Hospitals, under ICU, police officials said.
Super-wave Technology Private Limited (SWTPL) is an Indian Institute of Science initiatiated start-up, promoted and managed by its directors, Professors KPJ Reddy and G Jagadeesh, both professors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the IISc.
The team was in an experiment to explore new techniques to extract gas using their shockwave technology and had signed an agreement with the government-run Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) in 2015.