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Truck driver accused of damaging Peru’s world famous Nazca Lines

A truck driver has been accused of damaging part of Peru’s world famous Nazca Lines.

The driver, Jainer Flores, was arrested after driving into an unauthorised section of the site on Saturday.

He left tracks and damaged part of three lines, according to Peru’s Ministry of Culture.

An inspection showed deep prints in an area of 50×100 metres, the ministry said.

A truck driving through the famous Nazca lines in Peru
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The truck was driven through the famous Nazca Lines in Peru

Flores said he drove into the zone to change a damaged tyre, according to local media reports.

Surveillance at the UN World Heritage site will be strengthened to prevent further damage.

The Nazca Lines are carved on the surface of the coastal desert and depict creatures and plants.

It is thought they are between 1,500 and 2,000 years old.

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