Teenagers Die in 100ft Waterfall Plunge After Taking Selfies With Friends

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Brazil is a wild and exotic country with lots to offer in the way of natural beauty, but sadly tragedy has struck after 2 girls have died at a local beauty spot…

 

Which makes it one of the best places for travelers to experience the natural world.

Including one of the world’s largest jungles, the Amazon.

It really is a natural wonder.

Just like any place, there are certain spots only known to locals, that prove to be some of the most beautiful sites in the world.

Iguazu Falls are located in the Iguazu National Park, and contains nearly 300 individual falls!

This waterfall lies deep in the Tijuca Forest, an area known for its natural splendor, and jagged rock formation.

This has to be one of the most alluring and breathtaking of Brazil’s waterfalls, as the rock is gaining popularity for its heart shape.

Known as “The Devil’s Throat,” this basically tells it all.

Due to its staggering height of 1,000 feet, and winds that whip through the area, the water barely reaches the bottom before being turned into mist.

And sadly, 2 Brazilian teenagers have lost their lives after visiting a local waterfall.

They have gone there to take selfies, not realizing the danger they inevitably faced.

Despite being off-limits to visitors, locals often flocked to the waterfall to enjoy its natural beauty.

Nineteen-year-old Monique Medeiros was still alive when paramedics arrived, but died as they tried to revive her, while eighteen-year-old Bruna Vellasquez was already pronounced dead at the scene.  

One of the teenagers had slipped, resulting in the other trying to help when they both fell.

Sadly, she died before they arrived.

Moments before the tragedy took place, they had posted one last picture of them on top of the waterfall.  

Speaking of Bruna, one friend said: “So pretty and so young.”

Dmitri Arruda, owner of a hamburger joint where Monique used to work said: “She began as a cashier before beginning to work with me in its management. I fell ill and she helped me a lot and basically had to run the business alone.”

There clearly needs to be more precautions put in place to keep people safe in these remote areas.

Our hearts go out to their family and friends.