Specialists will remove debris covering Machu Picchu platforms

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Specialists from Machu Picchu Archaeological Park will take care of the removal of the debris covering the Inca platforms, the stripping of an inca Bridge and a road, in the area of the Oriental platforms 6, said the chief of the Archaeological Park, José Bastante Abuhadba.

The multidisciplinary work began with the inspection of the site and it is expected that by the beginning of the following week, after the passage of the rains, the site will stabilize. Landslides of Huayna Picchu rocks from land to trees were recorded at the site.

“We are going to wait about five days, for the place to settle a little, considering that we are in rainy season, to safeguard the integrity of our staff. Yesterday only the three brigadistas we have went down, with the corresponding equipment and security equipment.”

“Let’s be clear: the eastern platform Sector 6 is not within the Machu Picchu tourist circuit, it is quite far away and does not affect visitors,” the official said, explaining that the tours to the Inca citadel have not been harmed.

The landslide on the eastern platforms occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, April 2, due to heavy rains, and the stones that fell off fell to the bastions near the Vilcanota River.

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