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Acid Attack Teens Secure University Places
Two British teenagers attacked with acid in Zanzibar have both secured places at university after they received their A-level results.
Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18, are recovering after being attacked on a volunteering holiday on the African island.
Ms Trup's father Marc confirmed the pair had achieved the necessary grades and that his daughter will study history at Bristol, while Ms Gee will study sociology at Nottingham.
He said: "We are really proud of Kirstie. She's a very determined young lady. I'm sure she will go on to achieve success in life."
His daughter was due to have a skin graft on Thursday at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after suffering chemical burns.
She had been temporarily discharged after three days of medical care, but returned to hospital for further treatment.
Earlier this week Mr Trup said she jumped into the sea following the attack, which helped limit the extent of her injuries.
"That completely altered the result, the salt water and the acid," he said.
Miss Gee is understood to have suffered more serious injuries and is also expected to need a skin graft.
On Thursday she took to Twitter to say: "On the plus side I'm off to Nottingham!"
The young women were enjoying the last week of a trip as volunteer teachers to the predominantly Muslim island, which is off the coast of Tanzania, when acid was thrown at them in an apparently unprovoked attack.
Both attended the Jewish Free School in Harrow, London. Staff said they could not comment on the pair's results.