Report: Berlin aquarium explodes, killing 1,500 tropical fish and causing water damage

Frame Copyright Christoph Soeder/(c) Copyright 2022, dpa ( Alle Rechte vorbehalten
By Euronews with AP. AFP
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

The 14 metre-high aquarium in the Radisson hotel in Berlin shattered overnight, sending water gushing into a nearby street and leaving two people injured according to police and firefighters.


An investigation is underway after a huge aquarium in Berlin burst, killing 1,500 tropical fish and injuring two people. Around a million of litres of water spilt onto the street outside, spewing debris over a wide area and flooding nearby businesses.

It's not yet clear what caused the collapse of the 25-metre-high structure at the Sea Life tourist attraction. Berlin police described the incident as "incredible maritime damage".

Those injured were only slightly hurt, but guests at a hotel damaged by the flood had to be moved to other accommodation.

The 10-minute elevator ride through the tank at Sea Life was one of the highlights of the attraction.

Click on the video in the player above

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Ukrainians and Russians in Berlin in solidarity against war

Ex-Red Army Faction member caught after more than 30 years on the run

Berlin holds partial election rerun, two years after polling debacle