Durian Gas Leak Scare at Australian University Prompts Evacuation

01 May, 2018, 13:20 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • RMIT Forced To Evacuate After Gas Leak

According to a MFB statement, the building was known to store potentially unsafe chemicals.

The fears of a gas leak at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia were, fortunately, very anti-climatic. In a sense, it was still a gas leak.

The culprit, however, was far less threatening, or was it?

Hundreds of students were evacuated from a Melbourne library, as firefighters wearing breathing apparatus investigated the cause of a pungent stench which everyone thought had been caused by a gas leak.

Singaporean scientists previous year mapped the genome of the fruit, describing its smell as "a mix of an onion-like sulfury aroma with notes of sweet fruitiness and savoury soup-seasoning".

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The durian is a Southeast Asian fruit known for its strong, stinky smell.

"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", the Metropolitan Fire Brigade said in a statement, reported the Washington Post. The smell of durian has been compared to onions, sewage and even turpentine.

This is not the first time durians have caused panic.

The fruit smells so rancid, it is banned on Singaporean subways. However little, the maligned fruit has its fans.

However, Victoria state's Environment Protection Authority still had the task of removing the foul-smelling fruit from the premises, according to The Age.

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