Yosemite rock slide

The Weekend Post - - World -

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

The slide came a day af­ter a gi­ant slab of gran­ite plunged from the same 2307m for­ma­tion, killing a Bri­tish man on a hik­ing and climb­ing visit and in­jur­ing his wife.

The man killed on Wed­nes­day was An­drew Foster, 32, of Wales. The park said seven rock falls oc­curred in a fourhour pe­riod on Wed­nes­day.

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