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Cliff collapse at tourist beach on Greece's Zakynthos island injures seven

Cliff collapse at tourist beach on Greece's Zakynthos island injures seven”

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.

Their injuries were not life-threatening, fire brigade and coast guard officials said.

The brief video clips included below show the moment the rockfall began, with tons of rock breaking away from the cliff face and falling onto the crowded beach in Zante.

The landslide occurred Thursday on the Navagio Beach, or Shipwreck Beach, on the northwestern coast of the island. While so far, no one has been found, they said they were continuing their search. "We heard a sound and a small part of the rock fell, then a second one, and finally a third and large piece dropped in the sea, creating turbulence that overturned the boats", a witness reported. One woman was reportedly treated for a fractured vertebra. (Supplied) Small boats at the beach were capsized as a result of the fall sparking big waves.

According to BBC News, at least seven people were injured. The woman's husband and two children were hospitalized with minor injuries. Authorities later said everyone who had arrived at the beach on tourist boats had been accounted for.

Lynette Bridges, 58, said her tour boat had just pulled up on Zante's Shipwreck Beach when an enormous sheet of stone crashed into the sea, capsizing boats and flooding the crowded sands.



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