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Woman's dramatic escape out of a massive mudslide in Peru (Video)

Sun Online Desk     19th March, 2017 09:34:23 printer

Woman's dramatic escape out of a massive mudslide in Peru (Video)

A woman's dramatic escape from a raging mudslide in Peru has been caught on video.

 

The video shows a woman making her way out of sludge and debris to avoid getting swept away by the powerful mudslide in Punta Hermosa, outside of the Peruvian capital of Lima.

 

Evangelina Chamorro Diaz, 32, found herself being carried away when flashflooding sent mud and debris through Punta Hermosa, after heavy rain in Lima province.

 

 

Evangelina Chamorro Diaz escaped with minor injuries.

 

Covered in mud and enveloped in a swirling pool of debris, she managed to reach solid ground with bystanders cheering her on.

 

 Weeks of intense El Nino rainfall have led to multiple floods and mudslides in Peru, claiming the lives of 67 people.

 

Onlookers can be seen trying to warn Ms Diaz, unable to intervene and help in the face of the powerful mudslide. The 32-year-old can then be seen emerging from the mud-ridden debris and shakily walking on wooden planks to reach dry land.

She collapses almost as soon as she reaches safety and is helped into an ambulance.

 

Later in hospital, she said she survived by grabbing debris, and anything that would support her.

 

According to ABC News, Ms Diaz had just dropped her two daughters at school and was feeding pigs with her husband when she was pulled down by the mudslide.

 

Since being shared online on March 16, the intense video has gathered over 50,000 views on YouTube. "Nice! Im glad that they saved the cow too! Good people," says one commenter, referring to the cow that was also saved by the locals.

A series of floods and mudslides over the past three days follow a series of other storms and officials say that a total of 62 people have died and 12,000 homes have been destroyed so far this year.

 

Officials say 62 people have died and 12,000 homes have been destroyed so far in 2017.

 

The government in Peru has deployed mobile clinics to help people in need following the country's worst natural calamity since 1998.


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