29 Apr '18, 5pm

Hundreds evacuated a college library, fearing a gas leak. It was a durian.

A cut Musang King durian is shown by a vendor during the International Durian Cultural Tourism Festival in Bentong, Malaysia, on Nov. 25. (Sadiq Asyraf/AP) Add “cause for a university evacuation in Australia” to the long list of reasons that durian may be the world’s most maligned fruit. About 3 p.m. Saturday local time, Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade sent out an alert about a chemical hazard at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. The smell of gas had been reported in a library on campus, the fire department said. A hazardous-materials team was dispatched to the scene to investigate “potentially dangerous chemicals” stored in the building. Amid fears of a gas leak, Victoria Police evacuated about 500 students and teachers from the library. It’s tough to say whether the culprit was more or less frightening than what the alerts portended. “After a comprehensi...

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