Tragic Cliff Collapse at Furnas Lake in Brazil Goes Viral
You might have seen the viral videos circling the internet of a massive rock formation collapsing onto several boats in Brazil. This tragic incident killed 10 people and left many injured. Divers continue to search for victims. The collapse occurred at 11am local time and it is suspected that several days of rain could have made the cliff susceptible to the collapse.
The viral videos circling the internet captured the moment the rock formation collapses and slammed into several boats. In the videos, you can hear others urging and yelling for the boats to get away. State governor Romeu Zema made the following statements “Today we are suffering the tragedy of a loss in our state that resulted from strong rain,”
“We are suffering the pain of a tragedy in our state due to heavy rains that provoked the accident in the Furnas lake. Rescue workers are still on the scene, and we are in solidarity with the families at this difficult moment.”
Furnas is known as a popular tourist destination that is about 180 miles west of the state capital of Belo Horizonte. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragic incident.