Czechs evacuated at Machu Picchu

Two Czechs who had been stranded at Machu Picchu in Peru along with around two thousand other tourists due to mudslides since Sunday, have been evacuated. Sources reported that there were three Czechs in the area – the two men and one woman – who were among those cut off. All three are now safe; the two men were evacuated on Wednesday by helicopter. Around 1,000 people remain at the site, with the Peruvian authorities saying that the rest of those stranded should be evacuated soon, although rain has complicated conditions. According to reports, helicopters have been able to transfer around 120 people per hour.

Author: Jan Velinger