The views are spectacular: the cruise ships are on a quiet bay near the Brazilian community of Capitolio. Suddenly a large rock loosened and fell on three boats.
Screams can be heard, and a wave of destruction is spreading in all directions. Boats that can still run.
Terrible disaster in Brazilian paradise!
According to the fire department, at least five people were killed in the tragedy and 20 are still missing. Authorities had earlier said at least 32 people were injured.
At least 40 firefighters, including a diving team and helicopter, have been stopped, according to authorities. Two of the three boats that were attacked sank.
வில் வேக A speedboat driver from the area told the Rovilson Dixiera portal. “Time”: “I came from there. The area is full of ambulances coming from other areas to pick up the victims, but no one knows the extent of the tragedy.
The Brazilian navy has launched an investigation into the cause of the rock fall. Meanwhile, Romeu Jemma, governor of the province of Minas Gerais, opened the door Twitter Heavy rain is the cause of this tragedy.
“Today we are suffering from the pain of a tragedy in our state caused by heavy rain that knocked down a stone wall on Furnace Lake in Capitolio,” the politician wrote. “I feel sorry for the families in this difficult time.”
The state of Minas Gerais has been hit by heavy rains, which, according to the state Civil Defense, have displaced nearly 17,000 people from their homes.
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