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Machu Piccu: Tourists are said to have vomited in Inca ruins – arrested


Six tourists have been arrested in Peru for allegedly relieving themselves at a temple in the world-famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Cusco police chief Wilbert Leyva said on Monday that he was being investigated for allegedly desecrating the cultural heritage of the South American country, according to the state news agency Andina.

The tourists come from France, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. They face four years in prison. The tourists were reportedly arrested on Sunday after park guards and police found them in the Sun Temple. Most of the temple in central Machu Picchu is closed to tourists.

Inca ruins on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1983

According to the Peruvian authorities, excrement was found in the temple. The officials also found a stone there that broke out of the wall and caused a crack in the floor.

The Inca city, built in the 15th century about 80 kilometers northwest of the southern Peruvian city of Cusco, is one of the largest tourist attractions in South America. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983.


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