Huge Shark Tank Breaks Inside Chinese Mall, 15 People Injured

Remember that fake image of a flooded shopping mall with sharks swimming everywhere? Well, this one is not a fake. It happened for real in China, where a 33-tonne shark tank shattered into a thousand pieces in a shopping centre in Shanghai. There are several injured people, but nobody's dead.

According to local media, three lemon sharks surfed the water explosion into the shopping mall when the 15 centimetre acrylic glass broke into multiple deadly shards. Most of the people watching the tank were injured with "deep cuts and bruises," according to a police spokesman:

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.

The events happened on December 19 at the Shanghai Orient Shopping centre, in China, where the aquarium was installed two years ago, becoming a local attraction. The shopping centre has announced their intention of building it again, even while they had other problems with it in the past.

There are no news on the sharks. (^^^) [Russia Today]


Comments

    This is why we don't fit sharks with frickin lazers on their heads

    What did the sharks use in their escape?...... Friggin lasers?

    Any mention of sharks has to be accompanied by a mention of frickin' lasers...

    Still... As everyone knows, the Chinese are the best at math (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2EA2nA2ar0 ), yet they couldn't calculate the specs for a fish tank? Go figure.

    First there was Miami Shark, then Sydney Shark...
    Now comes Shanghai Shark?
    Hell yes.

    Why use glass when they could have a thick polycarbinate or acrylic window in the shopping centre, these materials don't shatter (well not quite like glass....)

    TFA says it was acrylic. *shrug*

    Last edited 28/12/12 12:40 am

    #madeinchina #materialfailure #notsurprized #frickenlazers

    good to see its not only Australians being sold shoddy Chinese made glass.

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