Round 100 emergency responders rushed to the positioning, a leisure advanced that additionally homes a Radisson resort and a museum in addition to the aquarium.
Sea Life Berlin provided glass elevator rides by means of the Aquadom aquarium, which it says was the world’s largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium at 14 metres (46 ft) in peak.
Two individuals have been injured by splinters of glass, and police evacuated the resort within the advanced on concern that there might be structural injury.
“Simply chaos. The entire aquarium burst and what’s left is complete devastation. Numerous useless fish, particles,” resort visitor Sandra Weeser instructed Reuters.
Search and rescue canine scoured the bottom flooring of the constructing, which was too suffering from particles for responders to entry, however discovered no casualties, the Berlin hearth brigade stated on Twitter.
A spokesperson for the hearth brigade instructed Reuters it was nonetheless unclear what had prompted the AquaDom aquarium to burst.
Sea Life stated on its web site it could stay closed on Friday because of the incident. The corporate didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark by Reuters.
Neither the hearth brigade nor the police commented on the destiny of the fish, although police stated on Twitter there had been “unbelievable maritime injury”.
Round 350 individuals who had been staying on the resort within the advanced have been requested to pack their belongings and go away the constructing, the hearth brigade spokesperson stated.
Buses have been despatched to supply shelter for individuals leaving the resort as outdoors temperatures in Berlin hovered round -7 levels Celsius (19.4°F), police stated.
Emergency companies shut a significant street subsequent to the advanced that leads from Alexanderplatz towards the Brandenburg Gate because of the giant quantity of water that had flooded out of the constructing.
The aquarium was final refurbished in 2020, in accordance with the web site of the DomAquaree advanced. In the course of the upgrading work, all of the water was drained from the tank and the fish have been moved to aquariums within the basement of the constructing, the place there’s a breeding care facility for the fish, it stated.