UK Teens Severely Burned in Zanzibar Acid Attack

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Two young British school teachers in Zanzibar are being treated for severe burns Friday after being attacked with acid. Zanzibar is an East African island that is part of Tanzania.

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18, are volunteer teachers at a school affiliated with the Anglican Church.

Police say attackers on a motorcycle threw the acid on the women's faces and arms as they were walking in a tourist area. They're receiving treatment at a hospital in Dar Es Salaam.

"The photographs that I have seen are absolutely horrendous," Gee's father, Jeremy, told the The Telegraph. "The level of the burns are beyond imagination."

"The girls weren't doing anything wrong," Trup's father, Marc,  added. "They were fully covered and had long sleeves on."

This is the third acid attack in Tanzania in the past year. The country has recently seen an increase in Muslim attacks on Christians.

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