Roommates, we are saddened to report that at least to people have died and 15 people have been critically injured after a piece of a cliff in Brazil suddenly collapsed into the Rio Grande river. Unfortunately, the rock formation landed on three boats containing several passengers.
According to the New York Daily News, Brazilian firefighters in the city of Piumhi say that a sudden downpour of rain caused the rocks to dislocate and fall from more than 16 feet. A video circulating on social media shows the moment the rock made contact with the boats.
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A local worker from the are told Brazilian outlet OTempo that the incident was unlike anything he had seen in the six years he’s been working in there.
“We are all stunned, nobody knows how many victims, but I can already. tell you that there were not one or twi deaths,” he said. “There are a lot of hurt people. The region is full of ambulances that have come from other areas to pick up victims, but no one yet realizes the scale of the tragedy here.”
We’ll keep you updated as the story develops, Roomies.
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