Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 16, 2018

At least seven people were injured in Greece on Thursday in a rockfall at the popular Navagio beach in the island of Zakynthos, Greek authorities said.

Shipwreck Beach is a popular tourist spot on Zante and was reportedly full of holidaymakers when the cliff face collapsed. Their injuries were not life-threatening, though a 37-year-old Czech tourist did sustain a spinal injury that will be checked by a specialist in Patra in western Greece.

He said: "The rock that fell would be like a four-storey building falling on to the beach".

Videos show two large sections of limestone crashing down, sending large waves onto the beach and overturning vessels.

He continued: "I thought more was coming and with the size of the waves coming towards me I just started running".

"So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", said one official with the local fire brigade, Reuters reported. Rescue services employed sniffer dogs to search the beach itself for possible victims of the rockfall.

The coast guard said later that those who had headed to the beach on tourist boats had all been accounted for. She said they heard an "almighty cracking sound" as the sheet of rock crashed down onto the beach, flooding the busy beach and capsizing boats.

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