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Weird News Rotten fruit prompts evacuation at Australian university after gas leak fears

08:10  30 april  2018
08:10  30 april  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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About 600 people were evacuated from an Australian university ’s library after students and faculty mistook the smell of a rotten durian fruit for a Specialist crews wearing masks searched the library for the gas leak , but only found the rotting durian in the cupboard. “ After an earlier evacuation that

About 600 people were evacuated from an Australian university ’s library after students and faculty mistook the smell of a rotten durian fruit for a Specialist crews wearing masks searched the library for the gas leak , but only found the rotting durian in the cupboard. “ After an earlier evacuation that

a close up of a fruit tree: The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, was mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, was mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building.

About 600 people were evacuated from an Australian university’s library after students and faculty mistook the smell of a rotten durian fruit for a gas leak.

Students and staff inside the campus library at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology became worried when they got a whiff of a distinct smell on Saturday. A Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesman said the smell filled the air-conditioning system.

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More than 500 people were evacuated from a university in Melbourne, Australia after the smell of a rotting durian fruit was mistaken for a gas leak . The fruit , which does not need to be rotten to offend with its odour, is commonly banned across hotels and public transport across southeast Asia.

A pungent fruit prompted hundreds of people to evacuate a university library in Australia when the smell was mistaken for a a gas leak . Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade said crews were called to a university in the city's central business district at around 3 p.m. Saturday after the smell of gas was

Specialist crews wearing masks searched the library for the gas leak, but only found the rotting durian in the cupboard.

“After an earlier evacuation that turned out to be a false alarm, New Academic Street and the library are now open. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to those on campus today,” the university tweeted.

Durian is a tropical fruit known for its strong smell. It is commonly banned from hotel rooms and public transport across Southeast Asia. The Smithsonian magazine compared the smell to “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock.”

Despite the pungent smell, many people rave about the fruit’s taste and say the stink is a small thing to get past.

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