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Kiwi tourists robbed on Amazon cruise

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 14/07/2016

Two New Zealanders are among a group of tourists attacked by bandits on the Amazon River in Peru.

More than two dozen tourists were robbed while travelling on the Amazon Discovery tour cruise early on Thursday, Peruvian authorities told AP.

Oscar Garrido-Lecca, the port captain in river city of Iquitos, said police were hunting for the attackers after the used a small craft to reach the tourist boat and stole $US20,000 ($NZ27,800).

Six Australians and 21 Americans were also on board, as well as 25 Peruvians working on the boat.

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