Burst shark aquarium gets 600,000 Youtube hits

Updated 29 December 2012
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Burst shark aquarium gets 600,000 Youtube hits

BEIJING: Dramatic video footage has captured the moment a 33-ton shark tank exploded in a Shanghai shopping center, engulfing onlookers in a torrent of water and glass and injuring 15 people. The clip from closed circuit television footage at the Orient mall, which shows the wall of the aquarium shattering and water gushing over bystanders, has been widely viewed all over the world with more than 600,000 hits on YouTube.
Seconds before it explodes, four people are shown standing meters away from the tank, one of them taking a photo. As the aquarium breaks, the bystanders try to jump out of the way as water surges toward them. One apparently injured person is carried from the debris of a cosmetics counter which collapses as a result of the explosion, and fish are seen flipping about amid the broken glass from the tank.
Startled shoppers are captured taking pictures of the aftermath with their smart phones as others help those who have been hurt. The local Xinmin newspaper said 15 shoppers were taken to hospital with “minor injuries” after they were showered with glass.
Three sharks, dozens of turtles and other marine life died, the paper said. Police have launched an investigation into the incident, which happened at the center on the busy East Nanjing Road on Dec. 18.


Rats break into ATM, munch through $18,000 in cash

Updated 21 June 2018
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Rats break into ATM, munch through $18,000 in cash

  • The rodent heist in Assam state was only detected by bank officials after locals complained that the ATM was faulty and had stopped dispensing cash.
  • The rats munched through an estimated 1.2 million rupees ($18,000) worth of hard currency.

NEW DELHI: Indian police on Thursday said rats nibbled through more than a million rupees of banknotes after busting into a cash machine in the country’s northeast.
The rodent heist in Assam state was only detected by bank officials after locals complained that the ATM was faulty and had stopped dispensing cash, police in Tinkusia district told AFP.
“The bank officials came to check the ATM machine last week and found a dead rat and shredded banknotes when it was opened,” said district police superintendent MugdHajjyoti Dev Mahanta.
“We’ve checked and there is no other criminal or conspiracy to angle to the incident. It looks like the rats entered the machine through a small opening for some wires,” he told AFP.
The rats munched through an estimated 1.2 million rupees ($18,000) worth of hard currency, local media reported. Images showed an upended ATM filled with torn and shredded 500 and 2000 rupee bills.