Peru gunmen loot Amazon cruise tourists

Published on : Friday, July 15, 2016

ship islandA luxury riverboat cruise on the Amazon was robbed by eight masked gunmen in Peru while the tourists enjoying a cruise.

As the boat anchored in the middle of the river for one stop, the gunmen boarded it and robbed goods worth around $20,000 (£15,000).

The riverboat had left the city of Iquitos Wednesday with around 30 tourists on board to see towns along the river, local media reported.

Most of the tourists were American though none was hurt.

The robbery happened early in the morning.

The gunmen arrived on a small boat and boarded the riverboat, threatening the crew and tourists with small calibre weapons.

The boat’s captain was hit with a pistol handle but was not seriously injured. None of the rest of the crew were hurt.

The police arrived soon and all the tourists were evacuated to a safe location.


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