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Nine people, including children, injured in incident involving ‘corrosive substance’ | UK | News

Nine people, including children, injured in incident involving ‘corrosive substance’ | UK | News

Nine people have been injured in what emergency officials have described as a “chemical incident” in which a “corrosive substance” was thrown in south London. Police have said nine people were taken to hospital following the incident on Lessar Avenue in Clapham, Lambeth, at 7.25pm this evening, with one man reportedly seen fleeing the scene.  Among those involved in the incident were a woman and her two young children, all three of whom have been taken to hospital for treatment, with a further three people also requiring medical help.  London Fire Brigade said personnel were “called to a chemical incident on Lessar Avenue” and provided emergency care to a woman and her children.  And the London Ambulance Service said nine people were treated at the scene, five of whom were taken to a major trauma centre. The additional three are believed to have come to the others’ aid, with three officers attending the incident having sustained reportedly minor injuries.  Metropolitan Police officers are yet to make any arrests, but the service has employed all available resources …