Update: 15 Injured After Trains Collide On Route To Machu Picchu


On Tuesday night, 15 people were injured as a result of a train crash on the route to Machu Picchu in Cusco.

According to Peru Reports, the Ombudsman’s Office informed that two of the injured people were tourists in critical condition and still remained so on Tuesday night.

“A statement from IncaRail, one of the two railcar companies involved in the accident, identified one of the tourists in serious condition as a Chilean national”, the media said.

In addition, a statement from the Ombudsman’s Office said that all of the passengers had been attended to and are in recovery.

Because of this accident, the railway route to Machu Picchu is closed and it is still unsure when it will reopen. “Tourists have complained on social media that attention has been slow”, said Peru Reports.

It is believed that the reason for the accident was a protest and there were people on the tracks. It occurred around 9:00 am around the kilometer-89 mark of the Machu Picchu railway near the town of Ollantaytambo.

After assisting the injured, an investigation will be carried out to determine what caused this unfortunate accident,” said a statement from IncaRail.

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance she pursued because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for almost 20 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.