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Berlin Aquarium at Radisson Hotel Holding 1,500 Tropical Fish Explodes

Aquarium Bursts At Radisson Hotel In Berlin

Aquarium Bursts At Radisson Hotel In Berlin

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A massive aquarium inside the lobby of the Radisson Blu hotel burst on Friday, forcing thousands of gallons of water, tropical fish and debris into the frigid streets of Berlin, 독일.

When the 50-foot-tall, 38-foot-wide AquaDom aquarium, described by its makers as the world’s largest freestanding aquarium, exploded before 6 오전. 현지 시각, it roused hotel guests from their sleep and later forced their evacuation, 포함한 여러 매장에 따르면 뉴욕 타임즈.

At least two people were taken to the hospital for injuries from broken glass, 콘센트보고, 거의 후에 100 first responders arrived at the scene, near the central square of Alexanderplatz.

에 대한 300 guests were evacuated from the hotel, AP통신에 따르면.

Aquarium Bursts At Radisson Hotel In Berlin

Aquarium Bursts At Radisson Hotel In Berlin

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It’s a picture of devastation with lots of dead fish and broken shards,” Sandra Weeser, a member of the federal parliament who was staying at the hotel, said in an interview with a local TV station, adding about the fish: “The ones that might have been saved were frozen to death.

에 대한 1,500 tropical fish spanning 100 species were enclosed in the cylindrical aquarium, which wrapped around the hotel’s glass elevator and afforded an inside-out view of the sea life, 당 타임스.

Aquarium Bursts At Radisson Hotel In Berlin

Aquarium Bursts At Radisson Hotel In Berlin

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The fish that have survived are being moved as safely as possible,” Markus Kamrad, an official at the Berlin Senate, 말했다 타임스. “Our Plan A is to reactivate the electricity. Plan B would be to bring them to a safe location, and we have some offers from places that say they are ready to take them.

Officials do not yet know the reason for the incident, but they were investigating any structural issues that may have affected the hotel as a result of the explosion.

Local media relayed that a technical defect may be to blame; police do not think it was a targeted attack, BBC 보도.

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The aquarium, which held the Guinness World Record, debuted in 2003. At the time of its construction, it cost nearly $14 백만.