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DEC 16, 2022  (7:59)
Giant aquarium explodes with 1,500 fish inside

GIANT AQUARIUM EXPLODES WITH 1,500 FISH INSIDE

BY VICTORIA WADLEY
A huge aquarium in Berlin has exploded, sending a million litres of water into the hotel it is based in and neighbouring streets.

The 'AquaDom' is based in the Radisson Blu in Berlin is home to 1,500 tropical fish of over 100 different fish species. It is said to have cost 11.2m to build in 2003. The aquarium has achieved fame in the Guinness World Records, and is described as the largest free-standing cylindrical aquarium in the world standing at an incredible 4m high (46 ft).

It is reported that 2 people have been injured by shards of glass from the blast and police have reported that there is 'incredible maritime damage'. It is understood that the street outside the hotel is closed due to the the amount of water and debris from the blast with people urged to avoid the local area.

It is unknown what has caused the blast however, a police source has informed local media that there is no evidence the break was the result of a targeted attack.


Source: bbc
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