Amazing footage: Woman escapes raging mudslide in Peru

Extraordinary footage shows a Peruvian woman emerging from a fast-moving mudslide which nearly claimed her life.

Evangelina Chamorro Diaz crawled and stumbled through debris as she tried to reach onlookers for help in Punta Hermosa, about 40km outside of the capital Lima.

The 32-year-old said she survived by grabbing on to tree branches and trying to build a makeshift bridge to drag herself out of the mud.

She and her husband have been transferred to a nearby hospital - and she told Peru's health minister that her children were in school at the time of the mudslide.

The woman's pig and cows were also caught up in the deluge and were rescued by locals.

Heavy rains have caused severe flooding across the country - triggering evacuations in the hardest-hit areas.

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