01 May '18, 4am

Fears of a gas leak forced an evacuation at a Melbourne university, but it was a durian

Add “cause for a university evacuation in Australia” to the long list of reasons that durian may be the world’s most maligned fruit. Around 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 comprehensive search, firefighters identified the smell was not chemical gas, but gas generated from rotting durian, an extremely pungent fruit which had been left ro...

Full article: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/04/30/royal-melbourne-ins...

Tweets

Rotten durian fruit prompts Melbourne university evacuation

Rotten durian fruit prompts Melbourne universit...

xinhuanet.com 30 Apr '18, 11am

SYDNEY, April 30 (Xinhua) -- More than 500 students and staff were evacuated from a university library in Melbourne, Austr...

Australian University Evacuated After Rotten Durian Smell Mistaken for Gas Leak

Australian University Evacuated After Rotten Du...

mentalfloss.com 30 Apr '18, 6pm

If you’ve ever been within sniffing distance of a durian, you would know it: The odor of the Southeast Asian fruit has bee...

Hundreds evacuated a college library, fearing a...

washingtonpost.com 30 Apr '18, 11am

A cut Musang King durian is shown by a vendor during the International Durian Cultural Tourism Festival in Bentong, Malays...

Fears of a gas leak forced an evacuation at a M...

washingtonpost.com 29 Apr '18, 8pm

A cut Musang King durian is shown by a vendor during the International Durian Cultural Tourism Festival in Bentong, Malays...

"After a comprehensive search, firefighters ide...

munchies.vice.com 30 Apr '18, 1pm

Have you ever tried to surreptitiously consume food in the library? Lunch seems hours away, you've been revising since 9 A...

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

'Smell of gas' causes library evacuation, turns...

mashable.com 30 Apr '18, 6am

Durian, the pungent (and highly polarising) fruit has often caused people to dry-retch when its odour hits their nostrils,...

Who knew fruits can be so scary? #Melbourne #durianfruit

Who knew fruits can be so scary? #Melbourne #du...

ibtimes.co.in 01 May '18, 9am

Representational image of durian fruit Creative commons Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University campus library ...

A University Library Has Been Evacuated Because...

businessinsider.com.cmun.it 03 May '18, 3am

Grow your followers by posting better content Growing on Twitter starts by sharing the right articles. Just pick your topi...

After a durian causes university evacuation, he...

scmp.com 30 Apr '18, 10am

It’s a tale to make your eyes water. On Saturday, about 600 students and staff were evacuated from a university in Austral...

A rotting durian fruit prompted a gas leak scar...

time.com 30 Apr '18, 3am

Fears of a gas leak caused around 500 students and staff to be evacuated from a university library in Melbourne, Australia...

A Rotting Durian Fruit Prompted a Gas Leak Scar...

time.com 30 Apr '18, 3am

Fears of a gas leak caused around 500 students and staff to be evacuated from a university library in Melbourne, Australia...

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

Hundreds evacuated a college library, fearing a...

funnyrandomstuff.com 01 May '18, 3pm

The smell of gas had been reported in a library on campus, the fire department said. A hazardous-materials team was dispat...

Hundreds evacuated a college library, fearing a...

washingtonpost.com 30 Apr '18, 12am

A cut Musang King durian is shown by a vendor during the International Durian Cultural Tourism Festival in Bentong, Malays...

Hundreds evacuated as rotting durian sparks fea...

theage.com.au 28 Apr '18, 1pm

Durian - the fruit known as the smelliest in the world - sparked an evacuation in Melbourne on Saturday. Photo: Alamy Even...