30 Apr '18, 6am

'Smell of gas' causes library evacuation, turns out to be pungent durian

'Smell of gas' causes library evacuation, turns out to be pungent durian

Durian, the pungent (and highly polarising) fruit has often caused people to dry-retch when its odour hits their nostrils, but over the weekend, the fruit caused an entire police-assisted evacuation. In Australia, approximately 500 students and teachers were evacuated from Melbourne's RMIT university on Saturday, after a "smell of gas" was reported within the library. Turns out, it was just a rotten durian fruit. SEE ALSO: Woman eats two entire durian fruit because she couldn't bring them onto a train According to a statement from Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade, firefighting crews were called to the campus just after 3 p.m., and an evacuation was managed by Victoria Police as a precaution while "an investigation was launched into the source of the smell." The library, known to store "potentially dangerous chemicals" according to the MFB (yeah, someone look into that...

Full article: https://mashable.com/2018/04/30/durian-fruit-evacuation/

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