Published: Dec 27, 2012 1:28 PM EST
Updated: Dec 27, 2012 2:04 PM EST

SHANGHAI- Sixteen people were injured when an aquarium exploded in Shanghai earlier this month.

The eight-meter-long, five-meter-tall aquarium was made of glass that was about eight inches thick. It exploded in a shopping mall on December 18th.

Officials blame it on the old material it was made of.