ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – One man was killed and another injured Sunday in a blast at a liquid nitrogen plant which is part of a nuclear research facility at Nilore, 16 miles from the Pakistani capital, the state-run news agency said.
The Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) said the explosion occurred at the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, an educational wing of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
Officials have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the blast, the agency said. APP said no Pakistani nuclear facility had been affected.
Pakistan has two nuclear power plants, one in the southern port city of Karachi and one in Mianwali, southern Punjab. It also has its own nuclear arsenal, as does arch-rival India.