Accident left 35 injured – among them, foreign tourists. Passengers attempting to board to Cusco were blocked in season.
razilians were arrested in Machu Picchu, Peru , on Tuesday (31), after a collision between two trains , in the line connecting the famous Inca ruins with the city of Ollantaytambo. The Peruvian government reported that 35 passengers, including several foreigners, were injured in the accident.
After the collision, the trains stopped circulating. Passengers trying to leave Aguas Calientes (a train station that gives access to Machu Picchu) complained about difficulties in obtaining information about the trains that would take them to Cusco. Those with a flight scheduled for this Wednesday (1st) were worried.
Student Michelle Leal, from São Paulo, had a ticket to embark for Cusco at 4:40 pm (from Lima, at 6.40 pm in Brasília).
“The only information we have is that there are going to be several trains to transport everyone, but they do not tell the time.” This is the information from 1 pm I have a ride bought in Cusco for tomorrow at 4:30 am, “he said.
Robson Oliveira, of Sao Paulo, fears he will miss the return flight, scheduled for 8 am (Lima, 10 am Brasília) this Wednesday.
“You do not have any information. Sumiu manager, owner of the company. I want to know who will pay if I miss the flight, “said commercial representative Robson Oliveira.
Only at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, the train departed with the passengers who should have boarded ten hours earlier. The train left Machu Picchu in the direction of Ollantaytambo.
By Tuesday night, there were no trains taking tourists to visit the 600-year-old stone citadel, Peru’s biggest tourist attraction.