Staff at the University of Canberra library were forced to evacuate the building due to a suspected gas leak, but a search revealed the stench was in fact caused by the fruit.

“We’ve been evacuated! Will post an update when students can re-enter the building,” wrote the library in a Facebook post, which was later edited to reveal the source of the smell.

“Fortunately the suspected gas leak turned out to be a part of a durian — the offending fruit has now been removed.”