Giant Aquarium In Berlin Bursts, Spilling 1500 Fishes And Gallons Of Water

by Suchismita Pal
Giant Aquarium In Berlin Bursts, Spilling 1500 Fishes And Gallons Of Water

AquaDom, which was known as the world’s largest freestanding aquarium in Berlin, exploded on Friday, releasing 1,500 fishes and 264,172 gallons of water. The incident happened at around 5:45 AM, injuring two people. All the 1500 fishes inside the aquarium perished. The 46-feet-tall aquarium was inside Radisson Collection Hotel in Berlin-Mitte.

World’s Largest Freestanding Aquarium Explodes At Radisson Collection Hotel, Berlin

Berlin Aquarium
Picture Credits: Wikipedia

The AquaDom aquarium burst in Berlin in the wee hours of the morning, throwing out unique fishes, debris and water on the road. As per reports, Berlin mayor Franziska Giffey said that if the incident had occurred an hour later, it might have been fatal. The emergency team rushed to the spot and also urged the guests to vacate the hotel as there were structural impairments. Authorities also arranged for buses to offer shelter to the guests amid the stone-cold weather of Berlin. Sea Life Berlin is investigating to figure out what caused the sudden explosion.

Radisson has also announced that it will keep the Radisson Collection Hotel, Berlin, shut until further notice.

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Netizens Are Devastated After The Incident

Some guests who were putting up at Radisson Berlin on the night of the incident shared videos and pictures of the explosion on their Twitter handles. Some others reminisced the times they had stayed at the hotel, treating their eyes to the stunning views of the enormous aquarium. Niklas Scheele took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “The fish tank of my hotel just exploded in the middle of the night. What’s Going On!” Another Twitter user, Lizzie Hall Conley, remembered the summer when she had stayed inside a room at Radisson Berlin with a view of the Aquadom.  Here’s what Netizens are saying about the incident:

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Berlin lost an architectural marvel, and we’re in shock too.

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