Hundreds rescued at Machu Picchu

Tourists at one of the world’s most famous landmarks, Machu Picchu, have had to be airlifted from the site by helicopter.   Arouind 1,400 are said to have been rescued after floods destroyed road and rail links, but 800 are thought to be still stranded.  The area has experienced its highest rainfall in 15 years and Machu Picchu will be closed for several weeks.

Comments (5)

  1. Halleh says:

    So sorry to hear about his. Machu Picchu is one of my favorite places and I can imagine how a flood can cut the surface access to this magnificent place.

  2. Aurora says:

    I hope everyone is safe.
    Machu Picchu is somewhere everyone should visit in their lifetime.

  3. irene says:

    This was awful, has it had lasting effects on the trails and infrastructure in and around Machu Picchu. I have yet to visit there it is one of my biggies up at the top of the list.

  4. Emily M says:

    I hadn’t heard about this what a shame hopefully the damage to landscape and the people hasn’t been too bad.

  5. Karen Scammell says:

    Gosh, i didn’t hear about this either. Hope everything has recovered now.

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