29 Apr '18, 12pm

Durian sparks fear of gas leak in Melbourne library

PETALING JAYA: The King of Fruits caused a royally big scene in Melbourne, Australia after its pungent aroma was mistaken as a gas leak in a university library. Approximately 500 students and teachers were evacuated by Victoria Police after the "smell of gas" was reported at the RMIT University's library. Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) were called to the scene just after 3pm on Saturday (April 28) to investigate the source of the smell. According to a MFB statement, the building was known to store potentially dangerous chemicals. "After a comprehensive search, fire-fighters identified the smell was not chemical gas, but gas generated from rotting durian, an extremely pungent fruit which had been left rotting in a cupboard," said MFB. The smell had spread around the building through the air conditioning system. MFB informed that Melbourne's Environment Protecti...

Full article: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/04/29/durian-...

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