Video Captures Woman's Dramatic Escape From Peru Mudslide


Video Captures Woman's Dramatic Escape From Peru Mudslide

Evangelina Chamorro Diaz was pulled into the landslide and was separated from her husband.

The 32-year-old can be seen emerging from the torrent like some kind of golem, her figure suddenly discernible as she claws her way across a insane lattice formed by the remains of buildings destroyed in the disaster.

View of a damaged cemetery after rainfall and flood in Trujillo, northern Peru, March 16, 2017.

Peru has suffered from heavy rain and flooding since the beginning of the year.

"There's a person there!" an onlooker can be heard on video crying out in Spanish, as the camera zooms in on Díaz.

Chamorro collapsed as she reached land and was quickly carried by several men to an ambulance.

At least 40 people have been killed in torrential rains and floodwaters sweeping across Peru, reports said on Thursday.

According to Peruvian media, Díaz was taken to a nearby hospital where she is being treated for injuries and is in stable condition, CNN reported.

Schools nationwide have suspended classes. And seven of the nation's most risky criminals were temporarily transported to another facility after a river near the prison threatened to overflow.

Kuczysnki said Peru has not seen such extreme rains since the global El Nino weather pattern of 1997-1998. Write to us in the Comments Section. He urged them to avoid flooded roads and weak bridges.



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