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An avalanche leaves two missing, 14 injured and buries the train tracks to Machu Picchu

An avalanche leaves two missing, 14 injured and buries the train tracks to Machu Picchu
February 27, 2024 – 13:06

The fall of an avalanche in Peru covered part of the railway line that goes to Machu Picchu, the main tourist area. The missing people are between 12 and 45 years old.

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A avalanche covered part of the train tracks that go to Machu Picchu, southern Peruand left two missing and 14 injured. As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourismthe phenomenon occurred at a distance of seven kilometers from the archaeological site, which continues to receive tourists.

The two missing people are a 45-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy. Meanwhile, the injured people received medical attention and are out of danger.

Avalanche in Peru: two missing and 14 injured

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The avalanche covered the train tracks to Machu Picchu

The avalanche covered the train tracks to Machu Picchu

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As indicated by the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci)the avalanche occurred in Mandorat kilometer 117 of the railway line that goes to Machu Picchu, an area that was not affected.

Furthermore, the Ministry stated that the Tourist Protection Network was able to determine that the missing people were walking along the Amazon Route. Now, that area has been “temporarily closed to cars and vehicles“.

From the newspaper El Comercio they reported that the train tracks were collapsed by the stones and mud, which is why train transportation was suspended for two days. This is also with the aim of addressing the damage to the place.

The avalanche in Peru affected the train track to Machu Picchu

The fall of the avalanche in Peru affected the train that leaves from Cusco and travels 70 kilometers to Macchu Picchu. The area is one of the most important in the country in terms of tourism and since 1983 it has been considered World Heritage.

The rainy season In the Inca city, which was built in the 15th century, it takes place between December and April, while the dry season occurs between May and November.

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