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  Kids fall into shark tank at aquarium
Updated 08 August 2002, 14.16
Hammerhead sharks
A group of adults and children narrowly escaped becoming shark food when they visited an aquarium in America.

They were trying to get a better look at the deadly animals when the platform they were standing on collapsed, plunging them into the water.

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Some of the sharks in the aquarium in New Orleans were as big as the people - but luckily they'd had already been fed.

Because they weren't hungry the sharks stayed away from the people, giving staff time to rush to their rescue.

Staff at the aquarium are now trying to find out why the platform collapsed.

The people were on a special after-hours tour and were on a platform that is only usually used by people feeding the sharks.

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