Canadian kills UK man in Peru after drinking hallucinogen

2015-12-18 09:53
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Lima - A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew, police told AFP on Thursday.

The killing took place on Wednesday in a village near the Amazon city of Iquitos during a shamanic ceremony for tourists that included drinking the hallucinogenic tea that is embraced by advocates as a spirit cure.

The men, who have not been named, had both consumed the drink and after a heated argument the Briton attacked the Canadian, according to preliminary investigations.

The Canadian, aged 26, grabbed a knife and stabbed his victim to death.

The Briton was rushed to hospital but could not be saved and the Canadian is in police custody.

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