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‘Inseparable’ associates, 18 and 19, die in 100ft waterfall plunge ‘moments after posting pic from summit’

‘Inseparable’ friends, 18 and 19, die in 100ft waterfall plunge ‘moments after posting pic from summit’


TWO teenage associates, aged 18 and 19, plunged 100ft to their deaths simply moments after posting a snap from atop a waterfall.

Monique Medeiros, 19, and Bruna Vellasquez, 18, fell when one of many younger girls slipped close to the highest of the remoted waterfall and the opposite went to assist in Brazil.

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Monique Medeiros, 19, and Bruna Vellasquez, 18, fell from the highest of a waterfall in Salto Caveiras, Brazil[/caption]

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The chums posted a snap to social media on high of the waterfall earlier than they fell[/caption]

The pair, described by associates as “inseparable”, had gone for a stroll with associates to the remoted waterfall spot in Salto Caveiras, Lages.

Police stated one of many girls slipped as she was strolling close to the highest of the waterfall and the opposite misplaced her stability when she went to assist.

Tragically, each younger girls had been killed after falling collectively.

Bruna Vellasquez, 18, was pronounced useless on the scene earlier than rescuers arrived, whereas Monique Medeiros misplaced her struggle for all times in hospital shortly after.

A police chief confirmed Monique had “a extreme head damage” and wanted to be taken to hospital by helicopter.

The ladies had been buried yesterday afternoon of their native Lages within the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

Right this moment, associates and well-wishers paid tribute to the pair, stated to have posted footage from the scene of Sunday’s tragedy moments earlier than it occurred on social media.

One stated of Bruna, who was because of rejoice her 19th birthday on September 28: “So fairly and so younger.

“Please God consolation the hearts of your loved ones.”

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Bruna Vellasquez, 18, was pronounced useless on the scene[/caption]

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A police chief confirmed Monique had “a extreme head damage” and wanted to be taken to hospital by helicopter[/caption]

Dmitri Arruda, proprietor of a hamburger joint the place Monique used to work whereas she was learning to be a nurse, advised native media: “She started as a cashier earlier than starting to work with me in its administration.

“I fell in poor health and he or she helped me quite a bit and principally needed to run the enterprise alone.”

Associates described the pair as inseparable.

The waterfall – identified for its pure magnificence – might solely be reached by way of footpaths.

Emergency responders who helped within the rescue stated the spot the place the youngsters misplaced their lives was off-limits to guests, however locals usually headed to the realm.

A photograph exhibiting the victims en path to the waterfall by automotive, posted on social media, was revealed by one native paper together with one other exhibiting two girls sat on the high of a waterfall above a gaggle of individuals under them.


Simply final week, a vacationer plunged 50ft to his dying after slipping on rocks whereas taking a selfie at a waterfall in Thailand.

Soipov Abdullokh, 22, allegedly ignored warning indicators to keep away from taking selfies on the Ngao Waterfall Nationwide Park in Ranong.

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Bruna was because of rejoice her 19th birthday later this month [/caption]

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Monique Medeiros misplaced her struggle for all times in hospital shortly after[/caption]