Uni evacuated after student accidentally makes 'Mother of Satan' explosive
A top UK university had to be evacuated after a student accidentally produced an explosive used by terrorists in a chemistry lesson.
Several buildings at the University of Bristol had to be evacuated after an unnamed chemistry student made deadly explosive TATP by mistake.
TATP is also known as "Mother of Satan" due to its high volatility and its tendency to explode without warning.
BBC News reported that 90g of the explosive tricatone triperoxide is thought to have been made by a third year PhD student, as a by-product of his labs experiment.
This is the same explosive that was thought to have been involved in the Paris attacks of 2015. Fire engines, ambulances and an environmental response unit were called to the scene on Friday, and buildings were evacuated.
But in the end nobody was hurt, except the PhD student's pride.
so in bristol uni news: 5 fire engines got sent out and the uni got evacuated cos someone accidentally made a bomb in labs hahaha— em (@emgodbold) February 3, 2017