In Greece rock fell on tourists: the place is patrolled

Small boats were capsided after the landslide at ‘Shipwreck Beach’ on the Greek island of Zakynthos

Small boats were capsided after the landslide at ‘Shipwreck Beach’ on the Greek island of Zakynthos

A section of a cliff fell onto a popular secluded beach on the western Greek island of Zakynthos Thursday, injuring seven people, including a woman who suffered a spinal injury, authorities said.

There were at least seven people injured in the rockfall, but according to coastguard officials, none of them received life-threatening injuries.

Video footage shows beach-goers running in panic as part of a cliff peels off the rock wall at the end of Navagio beach, tumbling to the sand.

Among those injured was a 34-year-old Czech woman who had a fractured vertebra.

O'Connell described the piece of rock that fell as being as big as a four-storey building, crashing down onto the beach.

While now, no one is missing, the coastguard called in helicopters and boats to search the area, in case anyone was trapped under the rocks.


"We haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a spokesperson for the fire brigade said.

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can.

"A giant wave hit the small boats and debris hit people on the beach", she said.

The beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach.

"We started to hear this almighty cracking sound and the first lot came down quickly followed by the second lot", she said.

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