Pungent smell envelops the city

Mary Cody

Reporter:

Mary Cody

People covered their faces this morning as they walked down the streets trying to avoid pungent smells that enveloped the city.

People covered their faces this morning as they walked down the streets trying to avoid pungent smells that enveloped the city.

People from all over the city and outlying areas reported the smell which is showing no sign of abating.

Outdoor cafes on Kieran Street were deserted as people stayed indoors with windows shut in an attempt to avoid the stink.

The origin of the smell is believed to be from a farmer spreading slurry in the Robertshill area and is expected to clear within the next few hours.