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Tourists in Peru rescued from mudslides


March 10, 2010 — Nearly 30 stranded tourists in Peru have been rescued from a national park after a mudslide blocked passage.

Peruvian authorities rescued dozens of stranded tourists from a nature reserve on Tuesday after a mudslide blocked them in.

Helicopters from the country's police and army forces formed an air bridge to get the tourists out.

It was the region's second air rescue so far this year.

Torrential rain has been drenching the country's Amazon region in recent weeks, triggering major mudslides and damaging dozens of homes. Back in January, about 4,000 tourists were trapped in Aguas Calientes, the stopover for tourists heading to Machu Picchu - the famed Incan ruins.

The popular tourist destination has since been closed while repairs are made to the rail lines destroyed by mudslides. Authorities are estimating that it will re-open on April 1st.

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