Dramatic footage shows woman escaping mudslide in Peru

Mar 18, 2017, 00:57
Dramatic footage shows woman escaping mudslide in Peru

Stunned locals watch liquid mud flowing underneath a road bridge can't believe their eyes as the woman suddenly appears out of piles of wooden planks caught in the deluge.

Peru's Ministry of Defence said in a statement, that 210 villagers from the Pacora and Jayanca districts of Lambayeque - a city in Northern Peru, were evacuated by air by the Armed Forces, including 123 children.

He said the government is prepared to provide shelter and assistance to those left homeless by the storms. They held on to each other's hands, but Chamorro eventually lost hold and got separated.

Floods have been wreaking havoc across Peru this week, with heavy rains set to continue for two more weeks.

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

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Some 750 towns in 13 regions have been declared to be in a state of emergency, Xinhua news agency reported.

In 1998, an El Nino event brought heavy rainfall to the nation's coast, causing landslides, destroying homes and killing hundreds of people. All the schools have suspended classes. The woman was carried to an ambulance and sustained minor injuries.

Seven of the nation's most unsafe criminals were temporarily transported to another detention center after a river near the prison threatened to overflow.

"There hasn't been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1988", Kuczynski said. George Grow was the editor.

"This emergency will pass, but we must be prudent", he wrote.