Accident in capitol building: rock falls off and hits boats in the canyons of Lake Furnas

One rocky structure trapped in one of the capitol city canyons, inside of Minas Gerais, 293 km from Belo Horizonte, collapsed this Saturday (8) on three speedboats carrying tourists who were on a tour of the region.

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According to the city's fire department, at least three boats were hit. Three people were taken to São José da Barra. Two injured in a more serious condition had fractures in the upper limbs and will be sent to Piumhi and Passos in municipal ambulances. Another stable patient had a trauma to the face. The rest are light frames.

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THE accident on capitol would be related to a waterspout, due to the intense rains of the last few weeks in the region.

In addition to the Air Operations Battalion, divers are already mobilizing to work on site. More than 40 military personnel are in the region and an aircraft is carrying out searches.

Capitol crash footage

Images shared on social media show the exact moment where the rock comes off and collapses. In the video it is possible to see the pilots of the speedboats accelerating to try to escape, but they cannot and are hit.

Capitol Canyons

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You Furnas Lake canyons, in Capitol, are one of the main attractions of the tourist destination. Formed by walls over 20 meters high, the place attracts tourists looking for boat rides and diving in the waters of the region.

Many visitors also look for the Mirante dos Cânions, where it is possible to see the entire landscape.

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