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Bandits rob Aussies on Amazon tourist boat

Associated Press Associated Press 15/07/2016

An Amazon tourist boat has been robbed in Peru. © AP Photo/Jeremy Hainsworth An Amazon tourist boat has been robbed in Peru. Bandits have attacked an Amazon tourist boat and robbed more than two dozen tourists from Australia, New Zealand and the US, Peruvian authorities say.

Oscar Garrido-Lecca, the port captain in the river city of Iquitos, 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 $US20,000 ($A26,200) overnight.

The tourists included six Australians, two from New Zealand and 21 Americans. There were also 25 Peruvians working aboard.

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