12 injured in acid attack in London club
At least twelve people were injured when a corrosive substance was thrown inside a packed London nightclub on Monday, police and fire services said, amid a sharp rise in acid attacks in the capital of Britain.
A London Fire Brigade spokesman told AFP an “unknown corrosive substance” was thrown in Mangle, a club in east London, in the early hours of Monday.
It could be known as “an acidic substance” from testing, he said, adding that there were around 600 people in the venue at the time of the incident.
“Twelve people showing signs and symptoms attributed to corrosive substances were treated on scene by ambulance and brigade personnel prior to removal to hospital,” he added.
The police said in a statement that all the injuries were “non-life threatening” and the incident was not believed to be terrorism-related.