Explosion in world’s highest aquarium, 1500 fish died2 min read
About 1,500 exotic fish and debris from the explosion spread across a major road in the busy Mitte district
It was the world’s largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium built at a height of 46 feet.
Still not clear what caused the Aquadome Aquarium explosion
berlin, More than 1500 fish died tragically due to the explosion of a giant aquarium in Germany. A giant aquarium in Berlin exploded early Friday, spilling 1 million liters (264,172 gallons) of water, about 1,500 exotic fish and debris onto a major road in the busy Mitte district, according to a report by news agency Reuters. Only after getting the information, about 100 emergency personnel reached the spot, who tried their best to save the suffering fishes. According to the report, it was the world’s largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium built at a height of 46 feet.
A spokesman for Union Investments, which maintains the aquarium, said at least 1,500 fish died in the explosion. He said efforts are on to rescue fish from several smaller tanks that were near the Aquadome and that survived the explosion. But due to power cut in the building, they are being shifted to another place. A fire brigade spokesman told Reuters it was still unclear what caused the Aquadome aquarium to explode.
At the same time, Berlin’s Mayor Franziska Giphy has been quoted as saying that it is fortunate that the accident happened so early in the morning, when there was hardly anyone in the vicinity. Broadcaster RBB quoted Jiffy as saying that if it had not happened at 5.45 am, but just an hour later, there would have been a possibility of terrible human losses.
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Tags: Blast, Fish, Germany
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 17, 2022, 08:34 IST