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Brazil rock formation collapse kills at least 2, injures 15, caught on video

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posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 03:16 PM
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Wow.

They are reporting that there are 2 confirmed deaths and 15 injured, but I honestly don't see how anyone is alive after that.

Clink the link and scroll down for the video. Be warned - It's not easy to watch.



posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64


"We are all stunned, nobody knows how many victims, but I can already tell you that there were not one or two deaths, but many 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 the victims, but no one yet realizes the scale of the tragedy here."


They don't know how many died.

That was ... you're right. That was hard to watch. I can't even imagine how desperate the people on those boats had to feel.



posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 03:26 PM
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Harrowing experience. Some saw it coming and tried to boat away from it but no such fortune. Even the the boat taking the video was not far enough to get away from the tidal wash. So either a ruined holiday or a story for a lifetime.



posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Glenn Greenwald is now saying 5 deaths confirmed and 20 missing.



posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

There will be more than 5, and in those rivers there are fish that will take the opportunity to feast as bad as that sounds. So some that may not have died could die.



posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 04:22 PM
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Looked like one boat took a direct hit, didn't even look like they were moving, the other boat next to it still got slammed but it at least looked like they were trying to get out of the way. The boat that took the direct hit, don't see anybody surviving on that one.




posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

wow... ya you can see pieces of the boat go flying

crazy... i doubt thats survivable




posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

It looked to me like the boats were trying to maneuver to get moving away, but neither of them was a fast, agile craft so they just didn't have time. It looked sort of like it must have when the Titanic tried to avoid the iceberg.

And you can see some of the boats that could get out ramming others. It's fortunate if it's only the boats that got slammed.
edit on 8-1-2022 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 05:42 PM
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I'm not trying to make light of the situation, but... That's a beautiful area.


So was this just terrible timing and a completely natural occurrence?

or was there maybe some human intervention that may have helped to cause this?

With that many people there, it's easy to think that there may have been a couple people doing something stupid, either up on top or maybe down at the waters edge.



posted on Jan, 8 2022 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: putnam6

It looked to me like the boats were trying to maneuver to get moving away, but neither of them was a fast, agile craft so they just didn't have time. It looked sort of like it must have when the Titanic tried to avoid the iceberg.

And you can see some of the boats that could get out ramming others. It's fortunate if it's only the boats that got slammed.


Yes, I can see there were more boats on location than I thought originally. Looked like there was another boat to the left of the one that took the direct hit, looked like it was in a very bad position to be in.

5 dead 20 missing

twitter.com...



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 01:15 AM
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originally posted by: BrokenCircles
So was this just terrible timing and a completely natural occurrence?

or was there maybe some human intervention that may have helped to cause this?

With that many people there, it's easy to think that there may have been a couple people doing something stupid, either up on top or maybe down at the waters edge.


From what I've read Brazil has been having a lot of heavy rain and major flooding which they think may have contributed to this incident.

Sad to see those people crushed.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 04:47 AM
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These people died living their lives to the fullest - unlike the many who will die hiding under their beds after being triple vaxxed.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

OH MY that is crazy.

It said 6 deaths when I read the article.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: BrokenCircles

It's what it might look like if that mountainside in the Canary Islands ever gives up.

I'm betting it was completely natural and a freak thing. You see it with glaciers hanging over the water all the time. This time, it was just a cliff calving off. All it takes is for enough water to trickle down into the cracks in the rock and loosen it enough for the weight of the slab to pull it off. Same with the ice.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 09:35 AM
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originally posted by: Jamie2018
These people died living their lives to the fullest - unlike the many who will die hiding under their beds after being triple vaxxed.


All tourists visiting Brazil need to be vaccinated.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 09:50 AM
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Almost certainly terrible timing and a natural cause. I remember collapses like that happening along the Pictured Rocks when we lived up there. A few times they were caught on video. Spring time is the most common time for them to happen, as the snow thaws and run off is heavy.

Someone else within this thread mentioned lots of rain in the region recently, so I'm assuming it's more to do with that. A person jumping on top isn't going to move several tens of tons of rocks. Hell, a person with a jack hammer wouldn't be able to. Not that big of a calving anyway.

You can see in a couple of the videos the rock isn't slipping, but you can see chunks and boulders splashing below the section that calves before it did. It looked like a couple boat captains noticed that and started to move away as a precaution.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko


I noticed this↓ last night. I wasn't entirely sure what they meant by 'movement'. I assumed they were referring to smaller rocks/chunks that regularly break off and fall down into the water...

Officials suggested the wall coming loose could have been related to heavy rains recently that caused flooding in the state ad forced almost 17,000 people out of their homes.

Earlier last year, the concern was a lack of rain as Brazil experienced the worst drought in 91 years, which forced officials to alert the water flow from the Furnas Lake dam.

The Brazilian navy, which also helped in the rescue, said it would investigate the causes of the accident.

Even in the dry season, in some parts of the lake the movement is so intense that the boats have to take turns to navigate on the lake, said the City Hall press office.

www.nbcnews.com...

... I don't know. It just seemed odd to me that they would use the generic term 'movement', without specifying what it is that's actually moving.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: BrokenCircles

They could be referring to current. If the lake is narrow enough to be more like a broad river, it might explain why the boats were so sluggish in getting turned and starting to churn away.



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

That's what I thought when I first read it, but then after I saw the overhead view of the area it didn't make sense to me. I suppose it could have some crazy currents going on, but it doesn't look like it to me. It is 2 dead ends. There's not really anywhere for the water to go (or anywhere for it to come from).



I believe all of the missing people are now accounted for with the most recent update showing a total of 10 dead.


Update 2:46 p.m. EST Jan. 9: Officials in Brazil confirmed Sunday that the death toll in Saturday’s collapse of a canyon rock face has been revised to 10.

Firemen and divers recovered three more bodies from Furnas Lake on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, some 30 boating tourists were injured by falling rocks and a massive water wave when the rock column crashed into the lake, authorities confirmed to Reuters.

www.fox13memphis.com...

edit on 1/9/22 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 9 2022 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: BrokenCircles

Sounds like the literal movement of vessels within the lake, especially given the context of them taking turns.




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