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12 injured in London club 'acid attack'

IANS  |  London 

At least 12 people suffered burn injuries in a suspected acid attack at a club in London, police said on Monday.

Hundreds of revellers were evacuated from Mangle E8 in Sidworth Street, Fields, after police were called at about 1.10 a.m., the BBC reported.

The Fire Brigade said a "strong acidic" unknown corrosive substance was thrown inside the venue.

"It was identified by a PH paper test as a strong acidic substance," a spokesperson said.

Police said the injuries were non life-threatening.

About 600 people had been attending an event at the nightclub.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 15:24 IST
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