Around 1 million litres of water was spilled early on Friday as an aquarium in Berlin burst onto a major road in the busy Mitte district.
The Aquadom aquarium was home to around 1,500 exotic fish, with around 100 emergency responders rushing to the site.
The aquarium forms part of a leisure complex which houses a Radisson hotel and a museum apart from the sea-life exhibition.
The Aquadom was the world’s largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium at 14 metres in height. Two people were injured during the incident as glass shattered and police evacuated the hotel on concern that there could be structural damage.
Thankfully, no casualties were found as search and rescue dogs scoured the ground floor of the building. It is still unclear as to what caused the aquarium to burst.
350 people staying at the hotel were told to pack and leave the building. Buses were sent to provide shelter for people leaving the hotel as outside temperatures in Berlin stood at around -7 degrees Celsius.