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Rocket explosion hurts 4 at University of Idaho

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Posted at 7:02 AM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 08:09:31-04

(CNN) -- Four people were injured when an experimental rocket exploded at the University of Idaho on Thursday night, school officials said.

The victims were testing the rocket in a parking lot next to the school's steam plant, when it apparently malfunctioned, said Jodi Walker, a campus spokeswoman.

They were transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. They "were alert and communicating" with the university's staff, according to a statement released by the university.

There is no danger to the campus at this time, Walker said.