Video: the moment a shark tank bursts, flooding shoppers

Fifteen hurt as tank shatters in Shanghai shopping mall

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 December, 2012, 11:07am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 December, 2012, 11:09am

This is the moment 15 people were hurt as a 33-tonne tank containing sharks burst at a shopping mall in Shanghai.

According to Deadspin, the tank cracked then shattered, sending three lemon sharks, fish and turtles crashing to the floor where shoppers stood. The sharks died and 15 people were injured by the flying glass.

The terrifying incident happened at the city's Orient shopping centre on December 18. The broken tank, which is said to be two years old, also destroyed a nearby cosmetics counter.

The BBC quoted investigators as saying 'a combination of low temperatures and weak materials caused the catastrophic collapse'.