Two people hurt in explosion at San Francisco area lab

by Reuters
Thursday, 9 January 2014 00:55 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Two people were hurt on Wednesday in California in an explosion at a Bay Area laboratory, a spokeswoman for the South San Francisco Fire Department said.

The spokeswoman did not identify the owner of the lab, although the San Jose Mercury News reported that it belonged to biotech firm Amgen. A spokeswoman for Amgen declined to comment to Reuters.

(Reporting by Laila Kearney and Dan Whitcomb; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)