Seven die, several injured after part of canyon collapses at Brazilian waterfall

At least seven people died and nine were seriously injured when a wall of rock collapsed on top of motorboats below a waterfall in southeastern Brazil on Saturday (January 8, 2022), the fire department said.

A tower of rocks suddenly broke away from the canyon wall and came crashing down on several leisure boats, sending out a huge wave over the lake at Capitolio, in Minas Gerais state. Videos posted on social media showed tourists shouting as the column of rock crashed into the water, smashing two boats.