A gigantic rock collapses in a barrel of Brazil and leaves at least five dead and dozens of wounded

At least five people died this Saturday after a huge rock got off on a lake in capitolio, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Part of the rock wall of the

A gigantic rock collapses in a barrel of Brazil and leaves at least five dead and dozens of wounded

At least five people died this Saturday after a huge rock got off on a lake in capitolio, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Part of the rock wall of the canyon detached on the boats that performed tourist excursions in the surroundings of a waterfall. The moment of the collapse was captured by a tourist and has become viral quickly.

The impact of the rock also left 32 injured, and the number of deceased could increase in the next few hours, because four of them are hospitalized. The Navy reported that it will investigate the causes of detachment, although at the moment everything points to which it is related to the heavy rains that affect the region. A few minutes before the fall Another video shows a trump of water, with the nearby waterfall suddenly increasing its volume of water.

The spokesman for firefighters in Minas Gerais, Pedro Aira, explained in the CNN chain that at the time of the accident was between 70 and 100 people in the area of the lake, and that many of them were thrown into the water by the wave that provoked the rock. In addition, he considered the collapse as an atypical: "What aggravates the situation is the way the rock falls, in perpendicular. Normally, when this type of rupture occurs the rock slides by the structure and falls diagonally or standing" He commented. Access to this tourist region of Capitol remains closed and the authorities will study new access rules of the boats to avoid new accidents.

Updated Date: 08 January 2022, 15:36

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