Two Australian sisters injured in a suspected acid attack in a UK nightclub say they feared they were caught up in a terrorist event.
The pair were among 12 people injured when a corrosive substance was thrown from a bottle at the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London, on Monday morning during a dispute between two groups.
Isobella and Prue Fraser, aged 22 and 20 respectively, said chaos erupted after the fight broke out at around 1am.
“Everyone was running around screaming and we could smell gas and couldn’t breathe properly,” Isobella told Mamamia.
“We felt scared and vulnerable as we were in a club that was underground packed with people. We thought it was a terrorist attack.”
The Newcastle model said strangers helped by pouring water on her and her sister in the moments after the attack.
She ultimately suffered third degree burns to her arm and back, while her sister, who currently works in London as a nanny, suffered burns to her arm.