22 Oct '13, 9am
Durian smell sparks UK city evacuation
ENGLAND - An entire row of city centre shops was evacuated in Plymouth, England -- all because shoppers caught a whiff of durian. According to the PlymouthHerald, many customers complained of a gas-like smell, and shop owners reported it as an emergency for precaution. Don't miss these... Americans take the durian taste test How to get rid of the lingering stench of durian Within minutes, shoppers, office workers and employees of the stores along the street were cordoned off as police, firefighters and staff investigated the 'gas leakage'. It was found that the stench came from an Asian grocery store YW Foods behind the street, which had a large durian delivery that day. The whole false alarm lasted for about thirty minutes, and everyone was allowed back into the shops.