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So far seven people have been reported dead, three missing and 32 injured following the collapse of a cliff in Brazil. The cliff collapsed and rock fell onto boats on the lake below.

The collapse followed days of rain in the country’s Minas Gerais state. Local fire officials told reporters that the amount of rain made the cliffs more susceptible to collapse.

Video footage has been doing the rounds on social media showing onlookers trying to get the attention of those on the boats close to the cliff.

A woman can be heard shouting “that piece will fall out” while another person can be heard shouting “get out of there”, reports the BBC.

Emergency rescue divers and helicopters are currently searching the water with the hope of finding more survivors.

A local woman, Alessandra Barbosa, told news outlet EPTV that she is looking for any news of her uncles, who were spending the weekend at the site and decided to take a boat tour of the cliff.

“I called local hospitals. So far I haven’t had any information about them. We are distressed, very concerned.”

Image credit: RTE

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