Students were evacuated from halls in Poole, Dorset, after reports a flat contained dangerous chemicals at about 10.30pm on Thursday.
The woman’s body was removed from the student village in Gillett Road in the early hours of Friday.
Unconfirmed reports from the scene suggested flammable chemicals leaked – and there is the risk of a “chemical explosion”.
Firefighters in protective clothing removed a bin containing the hazardous materials.
A police cordon was also set up.
“Residents of the premises were evacuated while the substances were removed”
Josh Wilde, 18, a student at the university, told the Daily Star Online: “Apparently a policewoman said that there was a potential for a chemical explosion – and another one said that there is something flammable that is leaking.
“Some people from the immediate area were evacuated.”
An eyewitness said firefighters entered the student village at about 10.30pm.
Josh added: “Around 9.30pm I saw flashing blue lights outside the window of my uni house.
“I went to investigate and saw three fire engines, including a fire and rescue service incident support unit.
“A large number of police turned up and cordoned off the area. We also saw an ambulance car.
“We asked one of the police officers what was going on and they said it was to do with dangerous chemicals.”
A police spokesman said: “Dorset Police were informed of a death at Gillett Road in Poole.
“It was also reported that the property contained chemical substances.
“Dorset Police officers – together with Dorset Fire and Rescue Services – entered the address as a precaution.
“Residents of the premises were evacuated while the substances were removed.
“The death is not suspicious.
“Next of kin have been informed.”
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
News Credit Goes To This Website