Huge aquarium breaks inside Berlin hotel flooding streets with 1,600 dead fish

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    A giant aquarium measuring 16ft high has exploded inside a hotel lobby.

    The shocking sight, at the Radisson Blu DomAquaree in Berlin, Germany saw around 1,600 tropical fish flung into the air just before 6am local time today (December 16).

    The hotel, which houses the AquadDom was inside the Sea Life Centre in Berlin.

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    Emergency services attended the scene, and an investigation is ongoing.

    A spokesman for the Berlin Fire Brigade posted on Twitter: ""The aquarium is damaged, water is leaking. The situation is not clear at the moment."

    And the Berlin Police confirmed that – as well as many dead fish – two people were injured by "glass splinters".

    The roads surrounding the hotel were closed due to thousands of gallons of fish-filled water flooding out into them, while the 400 guests at the hotel had been evacuated.

    "They are waiting to be transported to another hotel in Berlin," Germany news outlet DW journalist Anna Saraste tweeted from the scene.

    And anyone hoping to visit the Berlin SeaLife Centre today will not be able to do so.

    A message on the company's website said: "Due to the recently reported incident in regards to the AquaDom, SEA LIFE Berlin is unfortunately temporarily closed."

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    The reason for the huge explosion is unknown, and experts are now investigating what happened.

    It has not yet been clarified if any of the fish managed to survive the event.

    The massive attraction is actually the world's largest free-standing cylindrical aquarium, and was home to around 100 different tropical fish species.

    A specially-built lift actually took those wanting to see the fish up close through the aquarium.

    It is not yet know whether or not anyone was touring the attraction at the time.

    The attraction was closed in October 2019, and only reopened about 18 months ago after "modernisation work".

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