According to the Shanghai Daily,
A LARGE, 33.5-ton aquarium burst late yesterday in a busy shopping center on the pedestrian mall on Nanjing Road E., injuring 15 people, including customers and shop staff.
One male customer, in his 30s, was hit by falling glass and had broken bones in his leg. Others had cuts and bruises.
Three sharks raised inside the 7-meter-long, 3-meter-high aquarium, on the first floor of the Orient Shopping Center, died in the incident about 7:50pm.
Local police and work safety authorities said the cause of the accident was under investigation.
Eight of the injured were believed to be customers while the rest shop assistants and security staff. The aquarium was built about two years ago.
Several cosmetics counters along the aquarium on the inside of the center were damaged and water flooded the pedestrian street. Wreckage of the aquarium and the dead sharks, about 30 to 40 centimeters long, remained until staff picked them up.
“It just suddenly broke and fell off,” said an injured man, surnamed Li. He was hit by a falling metal frame.
Here is a video of the incident, imbedded in a Chinese news report.
We have always wondered what would happen if one of these fish tanks failed. Now we know.