Increase to 10 the death toll from the stone cliff collapse in Brazil

Collapse of a cliff in Brazil: they found another body and are already 10 the dead on sunday,9 of January of 2022 (Photo: courtesy)

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The number of deaths in the serious accident that occurred on Saturday in a lake in Brazil, after a stone wall fell on some tourist boats, increased to ten, according to this Sunday's update from the Brazilian authorities.

The Fire Department indicated that the rescue teams located the bodies of the last two missing persons reported in the area of ​​the accident., that took place in the municipality of Capitolio, Minas Gerais state (southeast).

In addition to the ten deceased, there were about thirty injured, most mild, although four of them are hospitalized.

The ten deceased were in the same boat, named Jesus, at the time of the accident, as explained by Marcos Pimenta, Commissioner of the Civil Police of Minas Gerais, in statements to the press.

Pimenta also revealed that they are having serious difficulties in identifying the victims due to the brutality of the impact..

The disaster, which was recorded with the cell phones of other travelers who were in the place, occurred on Saturday around noon local time, when a huge rock fell off the canyon wall and crashed down on four boats sailing on Lake Furnas, according to videos published on social networks.

El commander Giuvaine Barbosa, of the Minas Gerais Fire Department, indicated that the searches will continue to fully recover the bodies of the three victims found this Sunday and stressed that they do not work with the possibility of more missing persons.

Authorities suspect that heavy rainfall in recent days in the region put pressure on the canyon walls, formed by sedimentary rocks that have less resistance to inclement weather, which may have ultimately caused the slippage.

At the end of the video captured by tourists, it is seen when the rock wall falls on the boats with tourists in the area of ​​the accident in Brazil (Video Social Networks)