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Shark-filled aquarium bursts at mall in China

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sixteen people were hurt when a shark-filled aquarium burst at a shopping center in China.

A man who was taking pictures of the tank when it broke was swept away by water. Glass and fish went flying into the crowd.

State TV reports that the 33-ton aquarium was home to dozens of sharks, turtles, and fish before it suddenly shattered at a mall in Shanghai.

Officials say cold temperatures and shoddy materials made the acrylic glass brittle.

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