(ANSA) – ROME, Jan. 9: The toll of a rocky column collapse on some boats plying a tourist lake in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, at least 7 dead, 32 injured and 3 missing, according to ANSA. Brazilian news agency (ANSA). Fire bridge.
An earlier report reported 5 dead and 20 missing. The firefighters said the number of missing people was initially estimated based on testimonies, tourism agencies and relatives.
A large piece of rock broke its face and fell onto three boats sailing in Lake Furnas, famous for its green waters and a stunning parade of rock walls in Mina Gerais. According to the BBC’s website, a police officer reported that at least three boats were injured, which may have separated due to heavy rains in recent days.
A video circulating online shows the moment the rock fell as some people watching the scene screamed to try to warn the passengers of the boats below.
Divers scan the waters of the lake for the missing. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shared the video on Twitter, noting that the Navy is also engaged in rescue operations. (Dealing).
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