Friday, May 20

Ten People on Boats Killed in Brazil Tragedy

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In a freak accident, ten people were killed when a cliff face fell onto their boats on a popular tourist lake in Brazil. Another two dozen were injured, but only two remained in the hospital overnight.

Local authorities said the rock face fell after several days of intense rain the area. The accident occurred on Lake Furnas in Minas Gerais state, about 260 miles north of Sao Paulo. The lake is along a series of picturesque destinations popular in the summer, and visitors take boats out to watch the waterfalls in the emerald-colored water.

Brazil’s navy sent a team to assist and rescue people immediately after the tragedy. You can see a video of the cliff falling here:










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