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Terrifying moment: Rockfall sends huge rocks falling onto cars on South American mountain

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A tractor-trailer's dashboard camera captured the moment a truck was destroyed by a large rock that fell from a mountain onto a highway in Peru on Saturday. The driver and another of a second truck that was also crushed by stones were not injured.

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This is the terrifying moment a landslide caused giant rocks to crash into two trucks in Peru.

Dramatic dash cam footage filmed inside a truck showed the giant boulder tumbling down the side of a mountain on a road in the San Mateo district on Saturday.

The rock could be directly impacting the loading area and tipping the truck on its side.

The driver behind the destroyed truck slammed on the brakes moments before a smaller rock landed in front of his cabin.

A tractor-trailer's dashboard camera captured the moment a truck was destroyed by a large rock that fell from a mountain onto a highway in Peru on Saturday. The driver and another of a second truck that was also crushed by stones were not injured.

A tractor-trailer’s dashboard camera captured the moment a truck was destroyed by a large rock that fell from a mountain onto a highway in Peru on Saturday. The driver and another of a second truck that was also crushed by stones were not injured.

The dash camera inside the truck's trailer captured its driver moments before he stopped the vehicle and fled as rocks from a mountain fell on him on a road in San Mateo de Huanchor, Pero on Saturday.

The dash camera inside the truck's trailer captured its driver moments before he stopped the vehicle and fled as rocks from a mountain fell on him on a road in San Mateo de Huanchor, Pero on Saturday.

The dash camera inside the truck’s trailer captured its driver moments before he stopped the vehicle and fled as rocks from a mountain fell on him on a road in San Mateo de Huanchor, Pero on Saturday.

Miraculously, the man had enough time to remove his seat belt and escape from the cabin as more rocks began to fall from the mountain.

The cabin shook violently for several seconds as rocks fell on it before the video recording ended.

Both drivers managed to walk away unharmed, reported the Peruvian newspaper La Rep├║blica.

Mobile phone video showed the giant rock that hit the first truck lying several meters behind the debris and two large cracks in the road pavement.

The first truck that was flattened by multiple rocks was completely destroyed, but its driver survived.

The first truck that was flattened by multiple rocks was completely destroyed, but its driver survived.

The first truck that was flattened by multiple rocks was completely destroyed, but its driver survived.

A truck was crushed by falling rocks from a mountain on a highway in Peru on Saturday. The area was closed while officials investigated the cause of the rockfall, and workers cleared the area within four hours.

A truck was crushed by falling rocks from a mountain on a highway in Peru on Saturday. The area was closed while officials investigated the cause of the rockfall, and workers cleared the area within four hours.

A truck was crushed by falling rocks from a mountain on a highway in Peru on Saturday. The area was closed while officials investigated the cause of the rockfall, and workers cleared the area within four hours.

A truck driver leaves his cab moments after the truck in front was crushed by rocks falling from a mountain on a highway in Peru on Saturday.

A truck driver leaves his cab moments after the truck in front was crushed by rocks falling from a mountain on a highway in Peru on Saturday.

A truck driver leaves his cab moments after the truck in front was crushed by rocks falling from a mountain on a highway in Peru on Saturday.

From afar, the person behind the camera showed the crushed windshield of the second truck.

In the video, one person can be heard saying that rocks were still sliding down the mountain as motorists assessed the damage.

Access to the stretch of road between the towns of Casapalca and Corcona was closed while the National Police inspected the site and removed the debris, a task that took four hours.

A second rockfall caused rocks to fall along the road in the same area about eight hours after the initial incident.

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