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Wedding Cake Rock Will Collapse At Any Time

Wedding Cake Rock Will Collapse At Any Time Credits: NSW National Parks

Scientists have recently revealed that the famous rock of Australia that became popular spot for selfies on social media may collapse at any time.

Scientists have recently revealed that the famous rock of Australia that became popular spot for selfies on social media may collapse at any time. The Office for National Parks and Wildlife (NPWS) recently banned public access at the point to conduct research on the stability of rock-known as the "wedding cake" because of its shape and located in Sydney in New South Wales.

A drone, which was flown over the entire structure from top to sea, showed that the rock below the surface is fractured.
The authorities decided to refuse access to the rock after hundreds of photos shared on various social networks with people to perform dangerous stunts on the brink.

The regional director of the NPWS in New South Wales Gary Dunnett explains that the rock is on the verge of collapse at the edge of the cliff. In the photographs, pieces of rock and deep cracks that have formed along the cliffs are visible.

Gary Dunnett said "We have now received the results and the report is clear -- standing on the rock platform risks a truly tragic outcome,"


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Source: dailytelegraph.com.au , CNN

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