Water chaos at Berlin hotel

The emergency services have moved out with shop forces as a result of a giant aquarium in a hotel in Berlin having exploded.

COLLAPSED: On Friday morning, the fire service in Berlin in Germany states that over 100 of their firefighters have moved out to a Radisson Blu hotel as a result of a 16 meter aquarium having exploded. View more

Enormous material damage is reported, in addition to at least two injured people. A further 35 people have been supervised by health personnel on site, according to the fire service.

In addition, it has rescue dogs have been deployed to search for possible missing persons. The aquarium is described as the world’s largest free-standing cylindrical aquarium, and will be 16 meters high and 11 meters wide. The building as a whole must be 25 meters high.

The fire service states that over 100 of their firefighters have rushed to the incident, guys that they currently have no control. Both the police and the fire service describe that enormous amounts of water have flooded uncontrollably in all directions.Foto: T. Bartilla / Future Image / NTBFoto: Cristoph Soeder / DPA / NTBFoto: Michele Tantussi / Reuters / NTB Photo: T. Bartilla/ Future Image/ NTB View more

Huge amounts of waterFoto: Cristoph Soeder / DPA / NTB

Initial investigations should indicate that the incident is due to a technical failure, according to Die Welt

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The police state that hotel guests are in the process of being transported away from the site by buses. It will be around seven degrees below zero in Berlin on Friday morning.

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