Peru to install cameras at Machu Picchu after damage

24 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Peru to install cameras at Machu Picchu after damage

LIMA: Peru is installing security cameras at its world renowned Machu Picchu site after it was damaged earlier this month by foreign tourists, authorities said Tuesday, reports AFP. 

“We are going to strengthen security at Machu Picchu by installing high-tech cameras,” Jose Bastante, head of the archeological park, told AFP. Bastante said 18 cameras will be located at three strategic points of the citadel as well as access points from surrounding mountains. “This will allow us to better control visitors and avoid any action or infraction to the regulations, also any type of risk,” he said, adding that drones were also being used for security.

Five tourists accused of damaging the iconic site were deported to Bolivia last week and barred from returning to the country for 15 years.


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