I’ve been following the twitter world on what’s going on in Cusco/Sacred Valley with the rain, sounds like it’ll get worse before it gets better…. Many props go out to @Apu_Rimak for the constant updates. If anyone has any photos they’d like us to post, email me (jessiekwak @ gmail.com) or post links in the comment.
- The road between Cusco and Abancay is closed, from Correo Cusco. It sounds like a colonial bridge on the only road from Ollantaytambo to Quillabamba collapsed, closing that road, as well.
- Two more confirmed dead: an argentinian tourist and a local guide, from RPP.com. The two were killed in separate landslides along the Inca Trail. (The trail is now closed, surprise).
- About 500 of the tourists trapped in Aguas Calientes are Argintinians–here’s a statement (in Spanish).
And a video posted of a bridge over the Urubamba, so you can see just how high the river has gotten. (From Youtube, Daniel24580)