Woman Escapes From Fast-Moving Floodwaters in Peru

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 20173,110 viewsVirality: 4%
Published: May 28, 2017

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 <a href="http://elcomercio.pe/sociedad/lima/punta-hermosa-huaico-arrastro-mujer-y-varios-animales-noticia-1976358" target="_blank">reports</a>, the 32-year-old woman was dragged for around 50 meters and was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises.

<span class="caps">RPP</span> Noticias <a href="http://rpp.pe/lima/actualidad/huaico-en-punta-hermosa-dejo-una-nina-muerta-noticia-1037324" target="_blank">reported</a> 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 <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/160751?referred_from=World%20News" target="_blank">at least one home close to collapse</a>.

Elsewhere in Peru, <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/160743/preview" target="_blank">heavy rains filled the streets of Chosica with mud</a>, and Peruvian Army helicopters <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/160741?referred_from=World%20News" target="_blank">carried out evacuations</a> for residents stranded by floodwaters in the northern Lambayeque region.

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