Dramatic scenes out of Peru after homes were buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rain in swathes on Peru.

An avalanche caused damage to infrastructure in Haural, in Peru's central coastal area, local media reported on Tuesday (January 30). Locals grabbed shovels and pickaxes to divert the floodwaters near homes.

The Huaral Civil Defence office is assessing the damage caused and trying to determine the economic losses in the area.

Meanwhile in La Oroya, Junin, an overflowing river engulfed a local bridge. In Chanchamayo, a bus was trapped due to a strong water current fueled by the rains in the area.

-Report from Reuters