Cities close to Capitólio (MG) decide to restrict access to the canyons

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São José da Barra (MG) and São João Batista da Glória (MG), cities neighboring Capitólio (MG) published decrees this Thursday (13) in which they restrict access to tourist attractions near the canyons, where the fall of the wall that killed 10 people last Saturday (8).

The documents were published by the municipalities in common agreement after a technical visit by the Civil Defense of Capitólio, accompanied by representatives of the State Civil Defense and the Executive Power.

São José da Barra prohibited bathing activities in the Vale dos Tucanos and Canyons of the Hydroelectric Power Plant (Morro dos Cabritos) and limited the number of vessels in the area to three at a time, which must respect the maximum speed of three knots.

The maximum length of stay at the attractions will be 10 minutes. During the opening of spillways at the Furnas Hydroelectric Power Plant, navigation on the site is expressly prohibited.

This Wednesday (12), the last hospitalized victim of the tragedy in Capitólio (MG) was discharged. At least 32 people were injured after a large boulder hit three vessels in the canyon region.

Earlier this week, the Civil Police of Minas Gerais concluded the identification of all ten victims of the incident. All were from MG and SP and were between 14 and 68 years old.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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