three Colombian tourists And a Peruvian died this Sunday night while returning from a trip to Machu Picchu, one of Peru’s most important tourist destinations.
According to Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Minsetour), the vehicle they were traveling in was a sprinter with license plate X1M-953, which It overturned in a 100-metre gorge around 7:00 pm (Peruvian time) in the Abra Málaga sector, at kilometer 134 of the Cusco-Quillabamba road network.
It was learned that the mobile unit was carrying 20 people (driver, 2 national tourists and 17 foreign tourists).
The Minutetoor also reported that 16 wounded were transferred to the Peruano Souza Clinic and the O2 Medical Network Clinic in Cusco City.
“Since the early hours of this morning, Minister Roberto Sánchez has been in the city of Cusco with the care of the wounded, as well as the return of the dead and the transfer of the wounded, in coordination with the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, specified Mincetur. did.
The report of the ministry also stated that The injured are from France, Argentina, Greece, Peru, Canada, the Netherlands and Spain.
Those treated at the O2 Medical Network clinic include Kefir Givoni (Israel), Tammuz Hana Weinberger (Israel), Juliet Marie Claard (France), Adrian Raphael Colotte (France), Luc Arthur Lequeur Tom (France), Maria Cecilia Luis (Argentina) Huh. , Pedro Rubén Batukas (Argentina), Maierto Arvaniti (Greece), Leslie Arriaga Medrano (Peru), Sherwin Zevalos Montesino (Peru-driver) and Irene Manoun Camarillo (Spain). Additionally, Sofianos Andrea (Greece) was discharged from the said medical center.
Among the injured transferred to the Peruno Souza clinic, Canadian citizen Floya Francis Alexander Jones is in the ICU, and Zip Decker (Netherlands), Hugo Stellwagen Marijn (Canada) and Timothy Maleux (France) have been discharged.
The Peruvian Foreign Trade and Tourism Portfolio also mentions that The Peruvian National Police, through the Huero PNP Police Station, launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.
On the other hand, The Ministry of External Affairs will coordinate with the Embassies and Consulates to contact the relatives of those affected or deceased. For its part, Minecraft is providing assistance with rescheduling and/or cancellation of flights and land tickets for affected passengers.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism expressed its condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this unfortunate incident. Also, they reaffirmed their commitment to take necessary steps with the relevant institutions.
in Colombia So far there has been no statement from President Gustavo Petro, nor from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor from the Colombian Embassy in Peru.
The one who did was Pedro Castillo, the President of Peru. He expressed regret over what happened via Twitter.
“We are sorry for the accident in the Cusco-Kilabamba sector. My condolences to the relatives of the 4 dead: 3 of Colombian nationality and 1 of Peruvian nationality. We are monitoring the health status of 16 injured,” Peru’s President wrote.
He also informed that he ordered the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru to provide all facilities to the injured, so that they can communicate with their relatives and the respective embassies, apart from the repatriation of the bodies of the victims.
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