Tourists injured in Machu Picchu train collision

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An Inca Rail train pauses at the station for Machu Picchu, Peru, in 2017.
TRAINS: Jim Wrinn

MACHU PICCHU, Peru — More than a dozen passengers were injured when two passenger trains collided Tuesday near Peru’s famous Inca citadel, Machu Picchu.

Injury reports vary widely, with BBC News reporting 15 were injured and Conte Nast Traveler reporting 35 injuries, five of them serious. The trains involved belonged to competing companies, Inca Rail and Peru Rail.

The Conte Nast Traveler reports witnesses said the Peru Rail train rear-ended the Inca Rail train. Passengers also said the Inca Rail train had been delayed for over an hour by a protest on the tracks.

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