The train track linking the Peruvian city of Cusco (south) with the district of Machu Picchu, the site of the Inca citadel of the same name, remains blocked due to torrential rains.
“The railway blockage has been recorded at two points on the route to Machu Picchu.”
“The landslides, which have caused the blockage of the railway, have occurred due to the heavy rains registered yesterday [March 26] in the early hours of today [March 27],” Ferrocarril Transandino (Fetransa), the company that operates the train, said in a statement.
The company said that daily train operations transporting hundreds of tourists would be suspended to safeguard their physical integrity.
Likewise, Fetransa informed that it expects the railway to be cleared this March 27, although it conditioned this to the weather conditions allowing the removal of mud and stones caused by the rains.
Several areas of Peru are being punished by torrential rains causing floods and avalanches.
According to official figures, this phenomenon has caused 69 deaths since January.
With information from Sputnik