Monday 20 November 2017

Four female tourists attacked with acid in French railway station

File photo of Marseille train station Credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images
File photo of Marseille train station Credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images

David Chazan

Four female US tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station. The women, all in their 20s, were sprayed with hydrochloric acid, which hit two of them in the face and the other two hospitalised with shock.

The attack took place at Saint-Charles station shortly after 11am on Sunday morning.  Local media reported that it was carried out by a woman believed to be unknown to the  holidaymakers, who were about to travel together  to Paris.

The two women sprayed with acid in their faces are aged 20 and 21.

Reports say the acid was in a spray canister  of a kind generally used for cleaning.

The attack is not thought to be terror-related.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested and detained by the police.

The spokeswoman did not release any further details about the victims or the suspect.

There was no immediate information on where in the US the tourists were from.

Telegraph.co.uk

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