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SHANGHAI -

Sixteen people were hurt after a shark-filled aquarium at a shopping mall in Shanghai shattered.

Surveillance video captured the moment the 33-ton aquarium cracked.

It burst without warning on December 18, sending glass and fish flying into the crowd.

A man, who was taking pictures of the tank when it broke, was swept away by water.

Shoppers, workers and mall security suffered cuts and bruises from the pieces of thick acrylic glass flying through the air.

Three lemon sharks and dozens of turtles and small fishes were killed.

Officials blame the poor material used to make the tank.

The shopping mall says they have no plans to rebuild the aquarium.

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