A horrific boating tragedy occurred in Brazil. when a massive rock broke free and slammed down on boaters on Furnas Lake.
ABC News reported that a towering slab of rock broke from a cliff and toppled onto pleasure boaters drifting near a waterfall on a Brazilian lake Saturday and officials said at least six people died.
Edgard Estevo, commander of the Minas Gerais State Fire Department, said at a news conference that in addition to the dead as many as 20 people might be missing and officials were seeking to identify them.
Officials said at least 32 people were injured, though most had been released from hospitals by Saturday evening.
Video images showed a gathering of small boats moving slowly near the sheer rock cliff on Furnas Lake when a fissure appeared in the rock and a huge piece toppled onto at least two of the vessels.
Estevo said the accident occurred between the towns of Sao Jose da Barra and Capitolio, from which the boats had left.
You can watch the video below (WARNING, GRPHIC CONTENT):
6 dead and 19 missing in horrible tourist boating incident in Brazil pic.twitter.com/5jHeSEstgu
— ELIJAH 🇺🇸🇦🇺 (@ElijahSchaffer) January 8, 2022
Officials suggested the wall coming loose could have been related to heavy rains recently that caused flooding in the state ad forced almost 17,000 people out of their homes.
To be happy and enjoying life one minute, and gone the next.
Very sad and sobering.
Praying for the victims and their family.
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