New Delhi: A tragic accident has occurred in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. A big rock fell on the people enjoying voting in a lake here. So far 7 people have lost their lives in this accident, while 20 people are still missing. Many people have suffered heavy injuries. who are being treated. The video of this incident has also surfaced. It is seen that people were riding a boat on the Furnace Lake. During this, a large part of the rock broke and fell on the boats.
Local officials say that the state of Minas Girais has been raining for the last 24 hours. There is a possibility of rocks falling in the rain. Colonel Edgard Estevo de Silva, the commander of the Minas Gerais firefighters, told about the incident that so far 7 people have been confirmed dead, while 32 people have been injured. 20 people are estimated to be missing. 3 boats came in the grip of this accident.
According to the governor of Minas Gerais, Romu Zema, part of the rock in Lake Furnas in Capitolio collapsed due to heavy rains. Gemma wrote on social media that we will continue to work to provide necessary protection and help to the people. The search for the missing will continue, although divers will stop searching for people at night for their own safety. Brazilian President Bolsonaro has also shared a video of the incident. He said the Navy has deployed a relief team to join the search and rescue efforts.
first published:Jan. 9, 2022, 4:38 p.m.