Gorgeous photos show the moment when the rock breaks and hits the recreational boats. About 70 people will be on site
At least seven people were killed and more than 30 others injured after a cliff collapsed in the Lago de Fornas tourist area in Capitolio, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, colliding three pleasure boats at the site, according to the latest update from. the authorities.
Pictures of the moment are impressive and the firefighters have already confirmed CNN Brazil The authenticity of the video circulated on social media. In the pictures, you can see the moment when the large block of rock breaks and lands on three boats, with more boats around.
About 70 people are said to be at the site and authorities are still assuming 14 people are missing.
So far, 32 injuries have been recorded, two of them with open fractures. Most of the victims sustained minor injuries, but the health status of at least three people is unknown.
Two boats sank.
Speaking to CNN, Lieutenant Pedro Ihara, of the Minas Gerais Fire Department, warned of the danger of new landslides.
“It is possible that there will be new accidents, because rainwater penetrates the rocks, which are less resistant to the influence of water and wind”, It is to explain.
However, the Governor of Minas Gerais, Romeo Zima, made it clear via a Twitter post, that rescue operations were still underway.
Today we are experiencing the pain of tragedy in our state, due to the torrential rain that has caused a wall of stones to loosen in Lake Furnas in Capitolio. The Minas government is present from the beginning through the Civil Defense and the Fire Department.
– Romeu Zema January 8, 2022
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