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Peru Train Derailment: 1 Dead, 2 Injured

2023 Sep 10, 11:09, LIMA

 One worker died and two others were injured in southeastern Peru on early Saturday morning when a cargo train derailed due to a landslide.

The company PeruRail explained in a statement that the train derailed on the Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu route in Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, after a landslide hit the southeast track.

The deceased was identified as the train manager, and the two injured were crew members, currently receiving medical attention in a local clinic, said the statement.

"According to the concessionaire, all our train services and bimodal service (bus and train) are suspended until noon today," PeruRail added.

"Train operation between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu will resume only after the railway line is confirmed to be in good condition, so as to guarantee railway safety," said Ferrocarril Transandino S.A., the concessionaire of Peru's south and southeast railroad.

The affected railroad is the main fast-access route for tourists going to Aguas Calientes, the closest access point to the "Lost City of the Incas" Machu Picchu, which receives about 4,000 visitors daily.


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