Argentina: British tourist ‘killed and another hurt in robbery’

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A British tourist has been killed and another was hurt after they were shot in a suspected robbery in Argentina, says local media.

The men were reportedly attacked around 11 am outside a hotel in the capital Buenos Aires.

Both were taken to hospital after being injured in a struggle with robbers near the entrance to the Faena Art Hotel in the Puerto Madero neighborhood of the city.

One of the men, who was shot in the chest, later died and the other suffered a thigh wound, according to the A24 news channel.

The two men were reportedly targeted by at least two assailants who were traveling on a motorbike and had a getaway vehicle nearby.

The victims had apparently tried to defend themselves when they were both shot and then received first aid at the scene.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are supporting the family of two British men following an incident in Buenos Aires, and are in contact with the local authorities there.”

More than 111,000 British nationals visited Argentina in 2018, according to the Foreign Office, which said most visits are “trouble-free”.

But tourists are warned to be alert to street crime, including armed robberies, and advised to hand over cash and valuables without resistance.

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