Walmart Evacuated Due To Odor; Nine People Hospitalized

(Lihue, HI) -- Authorities are still investigating a noxious odor inside a Walmart in Lihue that forced evacuations and sent several people to the hospital. The store was evacuated around 11 a.m. yesterday after customers complained of a smell. Several people said the odor was causing eye and throat irritation. Nine people were hospitalized. A HAZMAT crew arrived on the scene, and the store reopened around 2 p.m.