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Saturday, April 10

Mudslides cut crucial railway

Peru mudslides hit Machu Picchu: "Cuzco's regional leader, Carlos Cuaresma, said the people were missing in the Aguas Calientes area, where one of the two mudslides occurred. The other one, at the entrance to Machu Picchu, destroyed part of the railway line that carries tourists to and from the ancient citadel, 2,400m (7,782ft) high in the Andes." BBC News It would be interesting to see what caused the mudslides because overuse of Machu Picchu has been highlighted by several critics.

Also see Peru Mudslide Hits Town Near Inca Ruins Kansas City Star / AP

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