01 May '18, 9am

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

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

Representational image of durian fruit Creative commons Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University campus library was evacuated Saturday after people mistook the smell of a rotting durian fruit for a gas leak. Authorities evacuated more than 500 people from the Australian university and emergency services crew dressed in specialist masks carried out a "comprehensive search" of the building after a gas leak was suspected as the building was known to store "potentially dangerous chemicals". "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 rotting in a cupboard," said the fire service, according to Independent. The fire officials also added that the smell had moved around the building via the air conditioning system. "The Environment Protection A...

Full article: https://www.ibtimes.co.in/rotting-fruit-triggers-gas-leak...

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