Sec­ond Yosemite rock fall

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A MAS­SIVE new rock fall has hit Cal­i­for­nia’s Yosemite Na­tional Park, crack­ing off the El Cap­i­tan rock for­ma­tion, in­jur­ing one per­son and send­ing huge plumes of white dust surg­ing through the val­ley be­low.

The slide came a day after a gi­ant slab of gran­ite plunged from the same for­ma­tion, killing a Bri­tish man on a hik­ing visit and in­jur­ing his wife.

Climber Ryan Sheri­dan, left had just reached the top of El Cap­i­tan, a 2307m for­ma­tion, when the rock let loose be­low him. “There was so much smoke and de­bris,” he said. “It filled the en­tire val­ley with smoke.”

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