Peru woman escapes unsafe mudslide in a shocking video

  • Peru woman escapes unsafe mudslide in a shocking video

Peru woman escapes unsafe mudslide in a shocking video

The floods and mudslides over the past three days follow earlier storms this year that killed scores of people and destroyed some 12,000 homes.

Authorities said they expect the rains caused by El Niño to continue for another two weeks.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski asked citizens to remain calm in a series of tweets on Thursday.

At least 62 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after heavy rain continued its wave of destruction since the rainy season began earlier this month. The city, where it nearly never rains, is home to 10 million people. In Lima, video footage captured one woman narrowly avoiding a massive mudslide and climbing to safety atop shaky debris.

Schools nationwide have suspended classes. Afterward, she made a decision to feed her pigs with her husband in the Lima suburb where they reside.

She appeared near a bridge after bolding the mudslide, lifting herself from several wooden planks she walked towards the shore, shaken. Chamorro and her husband are both reportedly recovering in hospital. They held on to each other's hands but Chamorro eventually lost his grip and got separated.

"There's a person there!" an observer cried out. Upon reaching the land she collapsed, men at the location quickly helped her to an ambulance. He urged them to avoid flooded roads and weak bridges.

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