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Wall of rock falls on boaters on Brazilian lake, killing six

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – A towering slab of rock broke from a cliff and toppled onto pleasure boaters drifting near a waterfall on a Brazilian lake on Saturday and officials said at least six people died.

 Commander of the Minas Gerais State Fire Department Edgard Estevo said at a news conference that in addition to the dead as many as 20 people might be missing and officials were seeking to identify them.

Video images showed a gathering of small boats moving slowly near the sheer rock cliff on Furnas Lake when a fissure appeared in the rock and a huge piece toppled onto at least two of the vessels.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin

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