Tourists Robbed on Amazon Riverboat Cruise

By ,   July 17, 2016 ,   Accidents

Eight masked gunmen have robbed tourists enjoying a Delfin II riverboat cruise on the Amazon in Peru.

Local media reported that the riverboat had left Iquitos on Wednesday, July 13, with around 30 vacationers onboard to see towns along the river.

When the Delfin II riverboat anchored in the middle of the river for one stop, the gunmen boarded it and stole goods worth around USD 20,000 (GBP 15,000). None of the tourists, most of them American, were 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 after the incident and all the tourists were evacuated to a safe location.

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