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Time and time again we've seen drivers nearly drowned in ill-advised river crossings, but this lucky Peruvian guy escapes with his life after his toppled car miraculously wedges itself between the waterfall and a tall rock formation. Almost 80 others weren't so lucky, however, after recent El Niño storms dumped ten years of water on an already-soaked Peru, with more on the way.

Our driver's foolhardy charge through floodwaters seems even more insane once you realize what these overflowing rivers are capable of. In some cases, they're powerful enough to erode an entire riverbank and collapse large buildings like the crumbling one almost swept downstream in this shocking video shot on the Rimac River in Peru.

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