A " noxious substance" hit a club in east London leading to at least 11 people suffering burns. Police said that nine of those affected were given immediate treatment at the scene for minor burns before being taken to a hospital. Two others went by themselves at A&E hospital showing similar injuries.Their injuries reportedly non-life threatening.
Police have also said that hundreds of partygoers were evacuated from Mangle EB in Sidworth Street, Dalston because of the incident. It is estimated that around 600 people were at the night club.
Emergency services have to be called in to respond to the scene on Warburton Road at 1:09 am local time. A witness Phie McKenzie describe the scenes there as " scary" amid reports of chemical burns of people in the building. She also posted a picture showing several firemen waiting outside a building which appeared to be a warehouse.
The London Ambulance Service also sent multiple response teams to the scene including paramedics in cars, ambulance crews, a number of officers, an advanced paramedic and hazardous and resource team.
The authorities have yet to give reports about what the burning substance was. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the substance has yet to be identified. The investigation is still ongoing. No arrests have been made as well. The police said they were called to check the premises when members of the public complained of a noxious substance.
The London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service were also called to the scene. They closed the surrounding roads. About 200 people left the club before emergency services arrived, while the remaining 400 were evacuated from the building when the response teams arrived.