A view shows the site where a wall of rock collapsed on top of motor boats below a waterfall as firefighters of Minas Gerais state (not pictured) seek for victims, in Capitolio, in Minas Gerais state, Brazil January 8, 2022. Fire Brigade of Minas Gerais/Handout via REUTERS

Cliff Collapse in Brazil Kills 10, Injures Dozens

Mike Schuler
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January 10, 2022

Ten people are reported dead after a cliff collapsed onto tourist boats on a lake in southeastern Brazil on Saturday.

The dramatic incident occurred at a popular tourist lake north of Sao Paulo, in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State.

Authorities said Sunday the death toll had risen to 10, while some 30 others were injured in the incident, many of which were serious.

The cause of the collapse is believed to be due to heavy rain fall in recent weeks. The heavy rains have forced Vale to suspend some iron ore operations.

The sudden and dramatic collapse was caught on video, which has been widely circulated on social media (viewer discretion advised):

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