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Peru: 900 people evacuated from Machu Picchu after floods

Some 900 people have been evacuated from the tourist town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, a short walk from the jewel of Inca culture in Peru, as rains and floods left one missing and destroyed homes, the ministry said on Monday. tourism. • Read also: 2021 is one of seven hottest years on record, confirms UN • Read also: Extreme weather: $2 billion in insurable damage in Canada in 2021 • Read also: Peru declares an 'environmental emergency' after an oil spill hits its shores "So far, in coordination with the companies Inka Rail and Peru Rail, (we have) managed to transfer 889 tourists from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo", two sites blocked after a river overflowed on Friday, the ministry said. in a press release. One person was injured, another is missing...