U.S. tourists attacked with acid in Marseille train station

U.S. tourists attacked with acid in Marseille train station

The tourists - who are all in their 20s - were hospitalized, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor told the Associated Press.

Four female American tourists have been attacked with acid in the French city of Marseille.

The attack took place outside Saint-Charles station shortly after 11am on Sunday morning.

A 41-year-old man sprayed them with hydrochloric acid from a spray canister which is available in DIY shops.

The two women sprayed with acid in their faces are aged 20 and 21.

Marseille is a port city in southern France that is closer to Barcelona than Paris.

French reports say the incident is not being treated as terror-related and witnesses said no slogans were shouted during the attack.