Woman Escapes From Fast-Moving Floodwaters in Peru
This dramatic video shows a woman pulling herself out of fast-moving muddy floodwaters in Punta Hermosa, Peru, on March 15. A cow is also seen being swept along by the floodwaters, eventually reaching a safer area. According to reports, the 32-year-old woman was dragged for around 50 meters and was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises. RPP Noticias reported that a six-year-old girl died in Punta Hermosa. The floods, which were brought by torrential rains, also caused damage to property and eroding sections of coastline, leaving at least one home close to collapse. Elsewhere in Peru, heavy rains filled the streets of Chosica with mud, and Peruvian Army helicopters carried out evacuations for residents stranded by floodwaters in the northern Lambayeque region.