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4 Women Attacked With Acid In Paris

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Tara Khandelwal
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Four college students from the US were attacked with acid at the St Charles train station in Marseille, France. The four survivors were juniors at Boston College. Three of them were studying in Paris, and another was at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

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The person who attacked them is suspected to be a 41-year-old woman with a psychiatric history, said a police spokeswoman.

"It appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns,” Nick Gozik, who directs BC’s Office of International Programs, said in the statement.

Two of the women were not injured in the attack, but two were burned. One victim has been hit in the eye and is having difficulty seeing

One of the victims, Courtney Siverling, has taken to Facebook, to try and forgive her attacker.

“Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to see if I'm ok and/or has been praying for us. I did not receive any injuries from the attack in Marseille this morning and we are all safe…"

"I pray that the attacker would be healed from her mental illness in the name of Jesus and receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him,” she wrote.

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The police have not classified this as a terrorist activity. France has been on high alert for terrorism since 2015, when a series of attacks killed more than 230 people.

In 2013, two men attacked two British women with acid. Two men severely burned their faces, chests and hands before speeding away.

There have been a number of attacks in Paris by 'unstable' people. Last month, a driver deliberately rammed into two bus stops in Marseille last month, killing a woman. Last year, actress Mallika Sherawat was also assaulted in Paris. 

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