30 Apr '18, 12am

An Australian university was evacuated when a pungent fruit was mistaken for a gas leak

The pungent smell of rotting durian was mistaken for a gas leak at an Australian university. NICHOLAS YEO/AFP/Getty Images An Australian university library was evacuated on Saturday over a suspected gas leak that turned out to be the smell of a rotting durian. 500 people were evacuated after the pungent smell traveled through the air-conditioning system. Durian is the world's smelliest fruit and is banned in taxis and hotels throughout Asia. An Australian university library was evacuated after a rotting fruit was mistaken for a gas leak. Firefighters arrived at the campus of RMIT in downtown Melbourne around 3 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a call about a suspected gas leak. As a precautionary measure, police evacuated approximately 500 students and teachers. In a statement entitled "Rotten afternoon on campus," the Metropolitan Fire Brigade described how it conducted a ...

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