Several tourists injured in train accident near Machu Picchu in Peru
At least 13 people were injured, most of them foreign tourists, said Farfan. A police officer in Ollantaytambo, Edson Quispe, said there were 23 injured in the collision.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred along a popular tourist route from the village of Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in southern Peru, added Eulogio Farfan, a police chief in the nearby town of Urubamba.
Farfan said a train operated by PeruRail S.A., owned jointly by Belmond Ltd and Ferrocarril Transandino S.A., struck a train operated by IncaRail, another railway service that takes tourists to Machu Picchu, Peru's biggest tourist site.
PeruRail said it activated its emergency protocol to evacuate the injured by ambulance and would investigate the cause.
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