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Brazil: Tragedy in Furnas Canyon. Rocks fell on the boats

Brazil: Tragedy in Furnas Canyon.  Rocks fell on the boats

And the fire department announced, on Saturday, that all the injured were taken to local hospitals. Of the 15 wounded, two were in serious condition, with broken arms and internal injuries.

Three people were taken to hospital in São Jose da Barra, one of them is in stable condition – suffering from facial trauma.

The Brazilian Navy said it would open an investigation to investigate the circumstances of the accident and said it had helped transport the injured.

And posted on social media, recordings showing the moment when a fragment of a rock collapsed on board motor boats with tourists.

Rofelson Teixeira, who has been transporting tourists for six years, told O tempo he had never seen anything like this before. – We are all shocked, no one really knows the number of victims, but I can say that more people have died for sure.

A few hours later, the police officially announced that the death toll had risen to five. 20 people are being searched.

Several ambulances came from other parts of the area. There are at least 40 firefighters on site, including a team of divers and a rescue helicopter support.

Two of the three boats hit by the rock sank.

Two deceased persons have not yet been identified.

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