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Shark tank bursts in busy shopping centre

December 27, 2012, 10:04 amYahoo!7

CCTV has captured the shocking moment when a 33-ton glass shark tank suddenly burst leaving 15 people injured by flying shards of glass and water.

Shark bursts into busy shopping centre
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Well, this isn't something you see every day. CCTV has captured the shocking moment when a 33-ton glass shark tank suddenly burst leaving 15 people injured by flying shards of glass and water, The Daily Mail reports.

Situated at the entrance to the Shanghai Orient shopping centre in China's second largest city, the tank shattered without warning on December 19.

Shoppers fled in panic as shards of 15cm thick acrylic glass gave way, flooding the entrance of the shopping centre and knocking down all those in it's path.

A police spokesman told media "There were lots of injuries caused by flying glass, some of them serious because the glass was so thick. We are investigating what caused this."

Of the injured, eight people were customers and the remainder shop assistants and security staff. They mostly suffered deep cuts and bruises from sheets of broken glass.

Three lemon sharks and dozens of turtles and smaller fish, which were housed in the aquarium, were also victims of the accident.

This is not the first incident for the aquarium, which opened just over two years ago. In June this year a ruptured water pipe led to the death of two sharks and the removal of several turtles.

Chen Yongping, an official with the shopping centre management, said they are not planning to 'build an aquarium again in the future'.

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  1. William03:39am Friday 28th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    the chinese dont make anthing right.all there goods are cheap copies that are garanteed to break.and thats the only garantee u get.imcompetent fools.

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  2. Karl11:42pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    are u people for real? #$%$ happens!

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  3. mervyn11:29pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Jackie Joy and Zeped.....suggest you both get a mental health assessment

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  4. Jackie Joy11:05pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    China, what a hell hole. Russia will take care of them very soon.

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  5. zeped11:03pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I'm not surprised the Chinese government is responsible for this. Part of 'curbing' the population. Same thing with SARS

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  6. Two_studio08:40pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Only in China.

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  7. you05:59pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    NO sympathy, sharks, turtles and marine fish belong in the Ocean not on show for humans in idiotic places like this but then again you only have to look at what country it happened in, they arent exactly known for the kind treatment of animals, wonder if one of the restaurants scooped them up off the ground and turned them into food

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  8. Sydney05:28pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    u can'y no make an omelete without breaking a few eggs!

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  9. Cap05:18pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I agree with Moggy. People make mistakes with calculations all the time...comes from relying on computers instead of using the basic three R's. I'd trust glass made in Australia any time. I can't believe a person would find humour in people getting hurt...hope you don't find yourself in a similar situation someday.

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  10. Moggy Don03:37pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    B. All Nations make mistakes in calculations, If you want to see disaster, Google British Comet. But arm chair critics do not count.

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