Monday, January 10, 2022

Six dead, 20 missing after rocks fell on leisure boats in Brazil


At least six people died and nine were seriously injured when a wall of rock collapsed on top of motor boats below a waterfall in southeastern Brazil on Saturday, the local fire department said.

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A tower of rocks suddenly broke away from the canyon wall and came crashing down on several leisure boats, sending out a huge wave over Lake Furnas at Capitolio, in Minas Gerais state.

Videos posted on social media showed tourists shouting as the column of rock smashed into the water. At least one wrecked boat sank, others sped awa

Firemen said divers were searching for 20 people believed to be missin

Two boats were hit directly by the rocks and 24 people rescued from them alive, fire department spokesman Pedro Aihara said.

Six bodies have been recovered, he said.

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