The road was allegedly blocked by tourists who were not able to board the train to get to the ruins, authorities said. A local police chief told Reuters that a train struck the rear of another train near the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.
IncaRail said only one of its passengers, a Chilean woman, had been injured in the accident, Reuters reported. In turn, PeruRail said it activated its emergency protocol to evacuate the injured by ambulance and would investigate the cause.
Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage site visited by thousands of tourists from across the world each year.
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