Torrential Rain, Landslides Wreak Havoc, Take Lives at Machu Picchu

27 January 2010

According to Radio Netherlands Worldwide (and corroborated by numerous news sources):

Severe weather in the Peruvian Andes has claimed the lives of at least seven people. Among them are an Argentinian and a Peruvian guide.

They were killed in a landslide at Machu Picchu, the site famous for its ancient Inca ruins.

Torrential rain in southern Peru has caused flooding and landslides. Around 2000 tourists are stranded at Machu Picchu, because there are no trains running on the only railway line to the city of Cusco.

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