as a minimum seven lifeless after Brazil cliff collapses on boats - BBC information

A state fire department handout shows search and rescue operation

graphic source, EPA photo caption,

Rescue teams are seeking for survivors

at least seven americans were killed after a part of a cliff collapsed onto amusement boats on a Brazilian lake.

an additional three are lacking and 32 injured following the accident within the south-east of the nation.

Video circulating on-line shows the second the rock detaches from the cliff face as onlookers are trying to yell warnings to the boats below.

at least some of the boats looks to have sunk, whereas others managed to get away.

The fall down at 11:00 local time (14:00 GMT) adopted days of rain in Minas Gerais state, which had made the cliffs greater prone to fall down, local fire officials told journalists.

Three vessels have been hit by means of falling rock, Lieutenant Pedro Aihara told journalists. Out of the 32 injured, nine people have been in medical institution.

Divers and helicopters are shopping the water for to any extent further survivors.

Twenty people were at the start reported lacking, however Lt Aihara observed most were accounted for after checking medical institution lists.

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