Shark-filled aquarium bursts at mall in China


December 27, 2012 3:29:01 PM PST
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.