Second major El Capitan rockfall in as many days unnerves visitors to Yosemite NP

A chunk of rock broke off the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Thursday afternoon, injuring one person a day after a massive slab fell from the towering monolith and killed a tourist, park officials said.

The rockfall, which crashed to the valley floor and sent a dust cloud into the air that covered cars on the road beneath it, occurred about 3:20 p.m. on the same part of El Capitan that collapsed the day before. It is on the eastern edge near a popular trek for rock climbers known as the Waterfall Route.

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