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Stranded Korean tourists in Peru rescued

SEOUL, Jan. 29 — The foreign ministry in Seoul said Friday that Peruvian authorities have rescued all of the 34 South Korean tourists who were stranded near the archaeological site Machu Picchu.

The Koreans and hundreds of other tourists from other countries had been trapped at a train station near the mountainous site due to four days of heavy rains, prompting the Peruvian government to mobilize helicopters to conduct rescue operations.

Ministry officials in Seoul said the South Koreans have been rescued after three days but none showed health problems after they were airlifted out of the troubled area.

"Rescue operations were conducted promptly after the Peruvian military provided support with helicopters, and the Koreans currently have no health problems," an official said. (PNA)

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