Windsor Star

Strong odour evacuates second UNB building

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A second building at the University of New Brunswick was evacuated Monday afternoon, shortly after more than 70 students, hit by an earlier evacuation, were released from hospital and quarantine.

A strong odour was reported at the second UNB building at the school’s Fredericto­n campus at about 2:30 p.m. ET, forcing the evacuation of about 50 people from the facility.

University spokeswoma­n Natasha St. Pierre said the evacuation was a cautionary step by workers in the building, which houses various forms of research, including chemical work.

“Some employees smelled an odour and were concerned with what happened earlier today,” said St. Pierre, adding the odour was similar to chlorine.

No illnesses were reported in the afternoon incident.

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