HOTEL AQUARIUM IN BERLIN EXPLODES
Two people were injured after an enormous fish tank located in the lobby of a Berlin hotel exploded early on Friday morning.
Almost a million litres of water spilt into the lobby as well as nearby streets. It’s believed that all 1,500 tropical fish have been killed.
According to local police and fire department officials, shards of glass injured two people.
The BBC reports that the tank, which set a Guinness World Record for being the largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium, was located in the DomAquaree complex in Berlin’s Mitte district. The complex houses various businesses including a Radisson Blu hotel.
Although it’s still unclear how the tank burst, there is no evidence to suggest that it was the result of a targeted attack.
The building was closed due to the flooding and the street in front of the hotel was littered with debris and large shards of glass. Hotel guests were immediately evacuated.
The German news agency Deutsche Press-Agenthur reported that “there are dead fish. All the furniture is destroyed. The windows are destroyed. Shards everywhere.”
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