The string of horrific acid attacks that have plagued London continued unabated Tuesday, with the most recent assault sending a pair of victims to the hospital after a corrosive liquid was reportedly sprayed on their bodies while the men walked down a busy street.
Two men, who appeared to be in their late teens, were attacked about 7 p.m. on a busy street in east London, Sky News reported. Video surfaced of the pair stripped to their underwear as firefighters doused them with water for more than 20 minutes in a desperate attempt to wash off the liquid and ease the men’s pain.
“They were shouting and I gave them water and they were washing their faces. They said: ‘We’ve got acid on us,'” a shopkeeper told The Evening Standard.
“I was really scared. They were crying and saying: ‘Put the water on me,'” the shopkeeper added.
A police officer at the scene said “the color of [the teens’] faces had changed” after the incident. The two men were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, Tower Hamlets police said.
The latest incident follows five…