Image Source: New York Daily News

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR LOGAN TITTLE


Sharks, turtles, fish, woah... That might have been the expression shoppers in a Shanghai mall were using after receiving a big surprise earlier this week. ABC News explains.

“Cameras rolling as a giant shark tank bursts inside a mall in China. Water from that 33 ton tank floated everywhere. Glass flying. Fifteen people injured.”

Fish and debris even made it out onto the street. But unfortunately, not all the animals survived. Three lemon sharks, and dozens of turtles and small fish lost their lives.

A vendor outside of the shopping center told China Daily, "It was horrible, like a bomb explosion. Some pedestrians were pushed two meters away by the force of the water."


The New York Daily News reports officials in Shanghai are investigating whether cold weather and weak building materials could have led to the rupture of the tank—built just over two years ago. And this isn’t the first explosion at the mall. In June, a broken water pipe damaged the shark tank causing the death of three other sharks.

ABC News says mall officials aren’t planning on rebuilding the display.

 

Shark Tank Explodes In China Shopping Mall

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Dec 27, 2012

Shark Tank Explodes In China Shopping Mall

 

Image Source: New York Daily News

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR LOGAN TITTLE


Sharks, turtles, fish, woah... That might have been the expression shoppers in a Shanghai mall were using after receiving a big surprise earlier this week. ABC News explains.

“Cameras rolling as a giant shark tank bursts inside a mall in China. Water from that 33 ton tank floated everywhere. Glass flying. Fifteen people injured.”

Fish and debris even made it out onto the street. But unfortunately, not all the animals survived. Three lemon sharks, and dozens of turtles and small fish lost their lives.

A vendor outside of the shopping center told China Daily, "It was horrible, like a bomb explosion. Some pedestrians were pushed two meters away by the force of the water."


The New York Daily News reports officials in Shanghai are investigating whether cold weather and weak building materials could have led to the rupture of the tank—built just over two years ago. And this isn’t the first explosion at the mall. In June, a broken water pipe damaged the shark tank causing the death of three other sharks.

ABC News says mall officials aren’t planning on rebuilding the display.

 

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