US News: Brazil. At least 5 dead and 20 missing after a fall of rocks in a tourist lake

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A large fragment of rock broke off from his wall and fell on three boats walking on Lake Furnas, In southeastern Brazil, making at least five dead, 20 missing and 32 injured on Saturday.

The fall of a cliff pan on boats sailing in a very lake of the state of Minas Gerais, in the southeastern Brazil , made at least five dead and 20 missing Saturday, January 8th , have we learned from firefighters.

"At this point, there are five confirmed dead" and "It is estimated that there are 20 people missing" in addition to the 32 wounded, "said Press Colonel Edgard Estevo da Silva, Commander Firefighters from Minas Gerais.

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Three craves touched

by mid-day, a large fragment of rock detached from its wall and fell on three boats walking on Lake Furnas, a specialized site for its green waters and spectacular wall parade Rockies.

On shared dramatic images on social networks, it could be seen the precise moment when the rock mass comes off and falls on the three boats, sowing panic among passengers attending the scene on other boats.

On other recordings, we just see before the tragedy of people throw warnings saying that "a lot of stones are falling" and calling the occupants of the boats to move away from the wall.

The research interrupted for the night

among the wounded, nine were hospitalized, according to the firefighters intervened on the spot with various equipment and a divers brigade. The research had to stop with the night for security reasons and take over the next day.

The number of missing persons was estimated on the basis "testimonials, agencies of tourism and relatives" , said Colonel Esévo.

Intense rains that have fallen in recent days in southeastern Brazil have favored the accident, according to firefighters.

The Capitolio region, 300 kilometers from the capital Belo Horizonte, attracts many tourists with its rocky walls, its canyon and waterfalls enshrine the lake Furnas formed by a hydroelectric withholding of the same name.

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