About 300 tourists from all over the world are stuck in the ancient city of Machu Picchu due to protests in Peru. It is reported by CNN. Machu Picchu Mayor Darwin Buck said the stranded tourists include Peruvians, South Americans, Americans, and Europeans.
“We asked the government to help us and organize helicopters to evacuate tourists,” he said.
The mayor noted that the only way to get into and out of the city is by train. But the work of the railway was suspended on Tuesday, December 13. The mayor also warned that Machu Picchu was already suffering from food shortages. A State Department spokesman told CNN that the US is in touch with US citizens stranded in Peru.
The US Embassy in Peru said the Peruvian government is arranging the evacuation of foreigners from Aguas Calientes, the city that serves as the main access point to Machu Picchu.