LONDON – A London-based Muslim model Resham Khan and her 37-year-old cousin Jameel Mukhtar have suffered severe facial injuries during an unprovoked acid attack London, reported The Independent.
The two were out celebrating Khan’s 21st birthday and were inside their car at a traffic signal in Beckton, East London when the attacker threw acid into their car.
“The pain was excruciating”, Khan wrote on her Twitter. “My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me.”
The pain was so excruciating that it forced them to strip off in middle of the road.
“He [Mukhtar] put his foot down as we were coming onto a dual carriage way but the pain took over and we crashed. We stripped off in the middle of the road, running around screaming and begging for water. We did this for 45 minutes. No ambulance came,” she added.
Finally, the pair was driven to the hospital by a passer-by and was transferred to a specialist burns unit.
Explaining how the horrific incident has changed her life, Khan said, her old self is “gone forever”.