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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Giant fish tank filled with sharks explodes

James Eager Shanghai

Published 28/12/2012 | 05:00

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A GIANT fish tank containing sharks and turtles has exploded at a shopping centre in Shanghai, injuring 16 people.

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CCTV cameras captured the moment the 33-tonne aquarium burst, sending glass and fish flying into the crowd.

A man who was taking pictures of the aquarium when it broke was swept away by water.

Shoppers, store assistants and security staff at the Orient shopping centre suffered cuts and bruises as they were hit by pieces of six-inch-thick glass.

Three lemon sharks and dozens of small fish and turtles were killed, according to reports.

Police have begun an investigation after the tank burst without warning.

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