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Thursday 8 December 2016

Smell from fridge sends 11 to hospital

Smells from a fridge at a US university have sent nearly a dozen people to hospital.

Multiple news outlets reported that workers smelled a strong odour coming from the fridge when they came to work yesterday at the University of Kentucky. They opened the fridge to an overpowering smell.

People reported minor irritation to the skin or eyes and some nausea. Eleven were taken to the hospital. Officials believe the odour was caused by a chemical residue left by something inside the fridge.

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