Photo shows the premises of Nanzenji in Kyoto after a strange chemical smell was reported on May 2, 2018. More than 20 visitors to the temple complained of throat pain but none were in a life-threatening condition. Photo: Kyodo

Strong smelling animal repellent leaves dozens of Kyoto temple visitors in pain

A contractor used a spray containing capsaicin, found in chilli peppers, which has led police to treat the incident as a possible case of professional negligence

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Photo shows the premises of Nanzenji in Kyoto after a strange chemical smell was reported on May 2, 2018. More than 20 visitors to the temple complained of throat pain but none were in a life-threatening condition. Photo: Kyodo
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