A university library evacuated more than a suspected gas leak has reopened soon after hazardous material crews identified out that a discarded piece of fruit was accountable for the unpleasant smell.

Firefighters in Australia had been known as to the University of Canberra on Friday soon after a “sturdy smell of gas” was reported – with hundreds of students leaving the creating inside minutes so a thorough search could take location.

Immediately after an hour, the supply of the foul odour was found: a durian fruit which had been left in a bin close to an air vent on the second floor.

The university's new Facebook profile picture
The university’s new Facebook profile image

The durian was when recognized as the “king of fruits” and is loved for its sweet and savoury flavour – in particular in China.

But the fruit has a reputation for its potent stench, with meals writer Richard Sterling when claiming that its odour of “turpentine and onions, garnished with a health club sock” can be smelled from yards away.

The effective pong has prompted hotels and public transport systems across Asia to ban durians altogether.

In a post on its Facebook web page soon after the incident, the library wrote: “We are open! The lingering gas-like smell in the creating is entirely protected – an individual left a durian fruit in 1 of our bins! Pretty sneaky!”

One particular student wrote on Facebook: “I am so pleased an individual left it in the bin! Hahahah but yummm I Appreciate DURIANSSSS.”

An additional wrote: “Hold the seed, plant it and you may possibly be in a position to export it to China…Durian is KING!!!”

The library also changed its Facebook profile image to a sign that showed durians had been prohibited – which, judging by posts from the students, could lead to an even larger stink.