26-year-old Slovakian doctorate student dies from inhaling nitrogen gas at Biopolis laboratory

A 26-year-old woman was found dead in a laboratory at Biopolis Drive yesterday morning (Jan 16).

According to The Straits Times, she was a Slovakian doctorate student working on her PhD at Duke-NUS Medical School.

It is understood that she died from inhaling nitrogen gas found in the lab.

Her body was discovered by the lab's staff along with a note.

In response to media queries, the police said that they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 61, Biopolis Drive at around 10.45am.

A police spokesman said that the woman was found motionless at the scene and pronounced dead by paramedics.

Police investigations are ongoing.

She was believed to have been working at the Claridge-Chang Lab.


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