A doctor at Cho Ray Hospital examines one of the two acid attack victims on March 30, 2016. Photo: Thang Duy/Thanh Nien
Police in Ho Chi Minh City are looking for two suspects in an acid attack on a street on Wednesday that left two college students severely injured.
The female students were attacked on their way from school at around 10:30 a.m. on Quang Trung Street, Go Vap District, according to investigators.
Hoang Tang Thi Thu Huong, 20, who was driving the motorbike, received most of the acid to her face. Her left eye was blind.
A doctor from Cho Ray Hospital said his medical team is trying its best to save her right eye and perform facial skin transplant.
Tran Nguyen Ai Duyen, 21, who was sitting behind, had severe burns on both arms.
She said two strange men on a motorbike sped up from behind and splashed the acid at them.
“We first thought it was just dirty water. But Huong’s face quickly turned red and she passed out,” she said.
Locals rushed Huong to hospital. An eyewitness said the men fled on the motorbike with no license plate.
The site of an acid attack against two female college students in Ho Chi Minh City March 30, 2016. Photo: Duc Tien/Thanh Nien.
Duyen said she and Huong used to receive threats on Facebook from a former roommate.
Three months ago, two strange men kicked their motorbike on the street, causing them to fall and suffer scratches, she said.
Acid attacks are not rare in Vietnam where chemicals can be easily bought in large amounts.