Massive Berlin Aquarium EXPLODES, Injuring Guests & Killing Over A Thousand Fish!
17.12.2022 - 02:19
A famous aquarium in Berlin has burst, flooding the streets in a tide of devastation.
The nearly 50-foot-tall, 38-foot-wide AquaDom, located in the lobby of the Radisson Blu hotel mysteriously burst just before 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, releasing hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, debris, and, yes, dying tropical fish into the city streets. Described as the world’s largest freestanding aquarium, the structure was a common tourist attraction in the German capital city as it housed over 1,500 exotic fish.
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Multiple areas of the hotel in which the architectural marvel stood were damaged by the water and glass, with around 300 guests and employees being evacuated. At least two people were taken to the hospital for injuries from the broken shards of glass, according to authorities. Mayor Franziska Giffey explained the tank released a “veritable tsunami” — but thankfully the early morning timing prevented the catastrophe from causing far more harm:
She noted the hotel “would have had terrible human damage” if the incident had occurred just one hour later, when guests would have been in the lobby and surrounding areas.
However, despite human life being miraculously preserved, nearly all of the 1,500 fish who called the tank home sadly perished. The Berlin Mitte district government confirmed shortly after the destruction in a translated Twitter thread:
Thankfully, the surviving fish will be evacuated and rehoused in a neighboring facility:
See the full thread (below):
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While the cause of the tragedy has not yet been determined, there has been speculation that