The AquaDom aquarium at the Sea Life tourist attraction photographed in Berlin, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The aquarium is bursts on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

Watch: Aftermath of huge Berlin aquarium explosion

A 25-metre-high aquarium in a hotel in central Berlin has burst and the leaking water has forced the closure of a nearby street, police and firefighters said on Friday.

A 25-metre-high aquarium in a hotel in central Berlin has burst and the leaking water has forced the closure of a nearby street, police and firefighters said on Friday.

Berlin police tweeted that as well as causing "incredible maritime damage", the incident left two people suffering injuries from glass shards.

The incident at the AquaDom aquarium happened at around 5:50 am, a police spokeswoman told AFP.