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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]

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