(Daily Mail, The Independent) – The Australian model who suffered horrific acid burns at a London nightclub has said she initially believed the attack was terror-related and thought she was going to die.
Isobella Fraser, from Sydney, was visiting her sister Prue, 20, in London for Easter and the pair decided to go to the Mangle club in Dalston for the first time on Monday morning.
Ms Fraser said she became separated from her sister when four men started pushing each other and the corrosive liquid was thrown from a ‘bottle of some sort’.
“It felt like someone had spilled a drink on me, but I could smell gas and couldn’t breathe properly and knew I had to get out,” Ms Fraser told Daily Mail Australia.
“I thought it was a terrorist attack and we were going to die.”
According to The Independent, a manhunt has been launched for an attacker who police say sprayed acid into a packed east London nightclub, leaving two in a serious condition in hospital.
The incident in London Fields, east London, forced the evacuation of the venue where around 600 clubbers had been at an event.
In a statement released on Monday afternoon, the Met said the “acidic” substance, which has yet to be identified, was used following a dispute between two groups of people inside the venue.
It resulted in a “noxious substance being sprayed by a male suspect directly at” two victims.
“Other people inside the venue suffered the effects of the substance,” the statement added.
The two victims, both men aged in their 20s, are in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
Ms Fraser said she was pushed to the ground when the 10 other victims fell in agony on Monday, including the two men who had the liquid poured on their faces.
“Everyone was running and crying and pouring water on people,” she said.
“They were all big guys that you wouldn’t want to mess with no one could stop them.”
Ms Fraser and her sister suffered burns to their arms and back in the attack and took themselves to hospital after waiting ‘too long’ for paramedics to arrive.
The Sydney model was visiting her sister, who has worked as a nurse in London for seven months, for the Easter long weekend.
She said they pair had never been to East London before.
Ex-Premier League footballer Jamie O’Hara has condemned the ‘sick’ nightclub acid attack after revealing that his cousin was among the 12 people injured.
Top: Australian Isobella Fraser, 22, (left) said she went to the Mangle club in Dalston, east London, on Monday morning with her sister Prue, 20, (right) when an argument broke out and corrosive liquid was sprayed. Photo: Daily Mail
Inset: Isobella Fraser (pictured) shows areas of her body burned in the horrific nightclub acid attack. Photo: Daily Mail