April 17, 2017
At least 12 revellers have been injured in a suspected nightclub acid attack.
Scary scenes in Hackney tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here pic.twitter.com/ZLpRGlKd15
— Phie McKenzie (@PhieMcKenzie) April 17, 2017
A girl reportedly suffered burns to her face and arms during the incident in Dalston, East London, which forced the evacuation of around 600 people.
Witnesses described frantic partygoers pouring bottles of water over an injured friend, while others said the scene resembled a “war”.
The roads surrounding Mangle nightclub were closed as emergency services, including a hazardous area response team, rushed to the scene.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) said it had taken 10 patients to hospital, while police said a further two people with similar injuries sought treatment at a hospital.
This article was posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 am