BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A towering slab of rock has broken from a cliff and toppled onto pleasure boaters drifting near a waterfall on a Brazilian lake.
Local officials say Saturday's accident left at least six people dead and 32 injured — with as many as 20 others missing.
Video images show a gathering of small boats moving slowly near the sheer rock cliff on Furnas Lake. Then a fissure appears in the cliff and a huge piece topples onto at least two of the vessels.
WATCH: Part of canyon collapses onto boats in southeast Brazil; at least 1 dead, 15 injured pic.twitter.com/XqaIp01fw0— BNO News (@BNONews) January 8, 2022
The press office of Minas Gerais state tells The Associated Press that the fire department deployed divers and helicopters to help.