Giant rock breaks off in Brazilian canyon: One death and several injured tourists are reported today

Place of the tragedy where a stone wall fell off by the lake near Capitolio, a city in the state of Minas Gerais. (Courtesy photo)

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Brazil – In the scene, captured on video, Boaters scream as they see a large slab of rock fall from a canyon onto the boats sailing on the lake near Capitolio, a city in the state of Minas Gerais.

Rovilson Teixeira, who has worked as a guide in the tourist area for the last six years, He said "I was stunned to see the rocks falling".

First responders have arrived from other parts of the state to help the victims. No one is sure of the size of this tragedy, at the time expressed tourist guides of the place.

A spokesman for the Brazilian Navy said they are opening an investigation into the accident..

The governor of the state of Minas Gerais said in a statement that the accident was probably caused by heavy rains in the area that dislodged the rocks..

Authorities issued warnings to tourists to stay away from waterfalls in the area just hours before the accident..

"We have to comfort the families who wait for the bodies to appear", Brazilian President said, Jair Bolsonaro. "This is something we can do with the Navy and the Minas Gerais Fire Department".

At the moment it is only known that a tourist died, hurt 15, fell on at least 3 world. A canyon in southern Brazil.(Video Social Networks)
Moment in which a rock wall falls colliding with three boats, killing a tourist and leaving others 15 wounded on saturday. (Courtesy Video)