A horrific scene… a huge rock collapsed on manned boats in...

A horrific scene… a huge rock collapsed on manned boats in...
A horrific scene… a huge rock collapsed on manned boats in...
At least 10 people were killed when a cliff collapsed while boats were passing in a tourist lake in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil, according to a toll announced by the official authorities, Sunday.

Brazilian police official, Marcos de Sousa Pimenta, said that 10 people had been confirmed so far.

The ages of the victims, who are Brazilians, ranged between 14 and 68 years, according to the preliminary elements of the investigation.

Pictures on social media showed the moment the rocky block separated and fell on the three boats, causing panic among passengers who were watching what was happening on other boats.

In other footage, just before the tragedy, people are shown warning that “a lot of stones are falling” and calling on boat passengers to stay away from the rock wall.

President Jair Bolsonaro shared some of these videos on social media, praising the work of the Brazilian Navy, which moved “as soon as the unfortunate disaster occurred” to the site and worked to “rescue the victims and transport the wounded”.

On Sunday, emergency services found the bodies of the last two people who were still missing.

On Saturday, firefighters found the body of a third missing person.

A previous toll indicated that there were seven dead and three missing, in addition to 32 wounded.

Firefighters said the number of missing was initially estimated on the basis of testimonies and based on tourism agencies and relatives of the victims.

The large boulder separated from its place, and fell onto three boats sailing in Lake Furnas, known for its green waters and picturesque rock walls.

Among the wounded, nine were taken to hospitals, according to the firefighters, who immediately intervened with various equipment and a group of divers.

Firefighters attributed this incident to heavy rains in recent days in southeastern Brazil.

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