Dramatic Video Shows Woman's Struggle To Escape From A Mudslide In Peru

Evangelina Chamorro Díaz escaped with no serious injuries.

Evangelina Chamorro Díaz was dragged by a mudslide in Peru before being able to stumble to safety.

The 32-year-old’s great escape in Punta Hermosa, in the outskirts of Lima, was caught on camera. The 34-second clips starts with a man pointing and screaming “there’s a person in there” as Chamorro Díaz tries to walk towards a group of men waiting to bring her to safety. 

Chamorro Díaz and her husband, Armando Rivera, were both overtaken by the mudslide while feeding their animals on their farm, according to La República newspaper in Peru. Rivera was able to escape faster than Chamorro Díaz, who says she submerged four times before being able to get out of the muddy waters. 

“I thought about giving up, but every moment I asked God to give me the strength to keep fighting,” the mother of two told La República.

Rivera was discharged from the hospital on Friday and Chamorro Díaz is still being treated, according to Peru21. Neither suffered serious injuries. 

Heavy and persistent rain in Peru in recent weeks have resulted in deadly floods that have killed at least 62 people and displaced more than 60,000 residents, CNN reports.

The country’s floods come after a period of severe drought. Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declared Peru’s Central Highway in state of emergency. On Thursday, the country’s prime minister Fernando Zavala told local media outlets in a press conference that there are currently 176 districts across the country in a state of emergency.