Taiwanese tourists trapped by rain in Peru reported safe

By Jenny W. hsu  /  STAFF REPORTER

Wed, Jan 27, 2010 - Page 4

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said last night that 20 Taiwanese stranded near Machu Picchu, Peru, by torrential rain were safe, but it was not clear when they would be able to leave.

The 20 were trapped at the UNESCO World Heritage site along with more than 2,000 other tourists, ministry spokesman Henry Chen (陳銘政) said.

Rain and mudslides have blocked train service to the site.