Tourists in Machu Picchu affected by landslides were evacuated

Around one thousand three hundred tourists from different nationalities were blocked by the landslides that fell onto the district of Macchu Picchu, they were evacuated  by train today from the town Aguas Calientes to the city of Cuzco.. minister of Agriculture, Jose Leon Rivera, confirmed that no tourist was injured and that by tomorrow the access to the Inca citadel will be completely rehabilitated. While in the afternoon rescue teams continued in vain efforts searching the ten missing people that have disappeared because of the natural disaster.

The train left before two in the afternoon, local time towards  Ollantaytambo, where a group will continue with their visits to the Urubamba Valley, and the imperial city where the airport is located, according to spokesmen of the company Rail, administrator of the railroad service Cusco-Machu Picchu.

eTN Peru
author: Gustavo Vivas – your news source for the travel and tourism industry.

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