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12 injured in London club ‘acid attack’

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 18, 2017, 4:42 am IST
Updated Apr 18, 2017, 4:43 am IST
 Police said the incident was not believed to be terrorism or gang related but the result of a fight in the club. (Photo: Youtube/Representational image)
  Police said the incident was not believed to be terrorism or gang related but the result of a fight in the club. (Photo: Youtube/Representational image)

Twelve people were injured when a corrosive substance was sprayed inside a packed London nightclub, police and fire services said, amid a sharp rise in acid attacks in Britain’s capital. Two of the victims, both men in their 20s, are in a “serious but stable condition” and 10 others suffered “minor injuries”, police said in a statement.

A London fire brigade spokesman said an “unknown corrosive substance” was thrown in Mangle, a club in east London, in the early hours of Monday. It was identified as “an acidic substance” from testing, he said, adding that there were around 600 people in the club at the time. Police said the incident was not believed to be terrorism or gang related but the result of a fight in the club.    

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