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Machu Picchu tourist airlift ends with 1,300 flown out

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Police in Peru say they have airlifted the last of the tourists stranded near the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu after floods destroyed road and rail links.

Nearly 1,300 travellers were flown out by helicopters on Friday, a local policeman told the Associated Press.

A total of nearly 4,000 tourists and local residents have now left the area following last Sunday's heavy flooding.

Dan Collyns reports.

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