Mass acid attack leaves 12 clubbers with horrific burn injuries

Bank Holiday clubbers were treated for burns after a mass acid attack at a London nightclub.

According to at least 12 people were injured after the “acidic substance” was flung inside Mangle in Dalston, East London, early on Monday after a fight between two groups broke out inside the venue, police said.
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the club and roads were closed as emergency services, including a hazardous area response team, rushed to the scene.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) took 10 patients to hospital, while police said a further two people with similar injuries went to hospital themselves.

Scotland Yard said two men, both aged in their 20s, are in a serious but stable condition.

Police said they believe two groups of clubbers were embroiled in a row inside the nightclub which led to a man throwing the unidentified substance, thought to be acidic.

A manager of a bar near the club told his staff there had been an acid attack which had left a girl burnt on her face and arm.

Another witness described seeing a group pouring bottles of water over what appeared to be an injured friend.

Twelve people had symptoms attributed to a corrosive substance, she added.

Video footage showed the venue’s corridors filled with clubbers wrapped in medical blankets, while fire officers filed past.

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