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Australian model and sister share horrific images of chemical burns after acid attack injuries 12 Bank Holiday clubbers

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Two Australian girls caught up in an acid attack in a nightclub which left 12 people injured have shared shocking images of their burns.

Isobella Fraser, 22, who works as a model in Sydney, was visiting her sister Prue, 20, who works in London as a nanny when they were caught up in the horrific ordeal.

It is believed a chemical substance was sprayed on multiple people after a dispute broke out between two groups at Mangle in Dalston, East London.

Credits: Isobella Fraser © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Isobella Fraser Isobella and Prue admitted themselves to hospitals and revealed they suffered burns on their arms and back.

The substance was so corrosive it even burnt through a black shirt one of the girl's was wearing.

Credits: Isobella Fraser © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Isobella Fraser Around 400 people had to be evacuated from the Bank Holiday event as police and ambulance services rushed to the scene.

Scotland Yard said two men, both aged in their 20s, are in a serious but stable condition.

Credits: Isobella Fraser © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Isobella Fraser Police said they believe two groups of clubbers were embroiled in a row inside the nightclub which led to a man throwing the unidentified substance, thought to be acidic.

A manager of a bar near the club told his staff there had been an acid attack which had left a girl burnt on her face and arm.

Another witness described seeing a group pouring bottles of water over what appeared to be an injured friend.

An LFB spokeswoman said: "The only information that we have is that it was an unknown corrosive substance thrown within the nightclub.

Credits: Isobella Fraser © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Isobella Fraser "It was identified by a PH paper test as a strong acidic substance."

Twelve people had symptoms attributed to a corrosive substance, she added.

Video footage showed the venue's corridors filled with clubbers wrapped in medical blankets, while fire officers filed past.

A witness described seeing a group pouring bottles of water over what appeared to be an injured friend. © Facebook A witness described seeing a group pouring bottles of water over what appeared to be an injured friend. Many of the people were sat on blankets which had been laid on the concrete floor and outside, the road was packed with ambulances.

Nima Navazande, 30, works at the nearby Martello Hall bar, and took over from his manager for the morning shift.

He said: "My manager told me that around one o'clock they heard somebody saying that someone was attacked with liquid acid and there was a girl who had half her arm and her face burnt.

"My manager had to lock the doors and stay indoors to make sure nobody got in or out."

Another witness, who asked not to be named, said: "In the party in the basement there were girls making noise, I saw their friends ordering a bottle of water - they were putting it on them, they were splashing it on their faces."

The witness added: "It was like a war - the police were everywhere."

Another tweeted: "Scary scenes in Hackney tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here."

Police remained at the scene on Monday morning but no arrests have been made.

Credits: Twitter/PhieMcKenzie © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Twitter/PhieMcKenzie A tenant at flats overlooking the nightclub described confusion as crowds of revellers were moved up the street after the venue was evacuated.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: "It happened so fast, they rushed people out, I thought it was a stabbing because all I heard was 'move, move, move - move out of the area'."

She added: "The area was closed off and police vans were there.

"The security were telling the crowd to go down that way - people on this side were waiting to go home but they couldn't go home because the road was closed.

"People were confused."

Credits: LAS_HART/Twitter © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: LAS_HART/Twitter A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Detectives are investigating an incident in which acid was sprayed inside licensed premises in Hackney.

"Police were called to the premises in Sidworth Street, Dalston, at approximately 1:10am on Monday after members of the public complained of a noxious substance.

"London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service were also called to the scene.

"A total of 12 people attended hospital suffering burns. Ten people were taken by ambulance and two people presented themselves at an east London hospital.

"Two of those injured; both men aged in their 20s - remain in a serious but stable condition. The others were treated for minor injuries.

"Around 200 people had left the premises before the arrival of emergency services, with a further 400 evacuated from the building."

Police added there was no evidence to suggest the attack was gang-related.

It comes just over a week after a father, mother and their two-year-old son suffered burns after a strong acid was thrown on them in nearby Islington, north London.

No arrests have been made following the assault on the family at the junction of Copenhagen Street and Caledonian Road at around 1.05pm on April 8.

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