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Bandits attack Amazon tourist boat

Published:Friday | July 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM

LIMA, Peru (AP):

Peruvian authorities say bandits have attacked an Amazon tourist boat and robbed more than two dozen tourists from the US, Australia and New Zealand.

Oscar Garrido-Lecca is the port captain in the river city of Iquitos and he says police are hunting through the area to find the robbers.

He says the attackers used a small craft to reach the Amazon Discovery tour cruise, boarded it and then robbed passengers and crew of goods worth about US$20,000 yesterday.

The tourists included 21 Americans, six Australians and two from New Zealand, while 25 Peruvian crew members were aboard.