Massive Aquarium That Housed 1,500 Tropical Fish Bursts In Berlin

A huge aquarium in the centre of Berlin burst Friday, resulting in a wave of devastation in and all around the Sea Existence tourist attraction, German law enforcement stated Friday.

Glass and other particles were being swept out of the building, which also includes a lodge and cafes, as 1 million liters of drinking water poured out of the 25-meter (82-foot) -substantial aquarium soon just before 6 a.m. (0500GMT). Law enforcement spokesman Martin Stralau mentioned at least one particular individual was flippantly hurt.

There was speculation that freezing temperatures had contributed to the leak, but Stralau claimed the lead to of the incident was however staying investigated.

Witness Gwendolin Szyszkowitz told German information channel n-television set that she heard a loud bang and to begin with feared a bomb experienced exploded.

Operators say the aquarium has the greatest cylindrical tank in the environment and contained 1,500 tropical fish of 80 distinctive species ahead of the incident. The aquarium, which was previous modernized in 2020, is a significant vacationer magnet in Berlin.

The 10-minute elevator journey by the tank was one particular of the highlights of the attraction.