Massive cliff chunk collapses onto beach in Greece

Massive cliff chunk collapses onto beach in Greece

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.

A rock wall has peeled off the cliff face surrounding the popular Greek beach of Navagio injuring tourists.

Fire department rescue crews headed to the area accompanied by a sniffer dog, while the coast guard evacuated the beach and banned boats from approaching until further notice.

British woman Wendy Thorpe said she was on a boat with her daughter when the cliff collapsed and there was an "almighty crash".

Seven people were injured, with one woman suffering back injuries. Her husband and two children were also hospitalized with minor injuries, along with three other beachgoers who were treated and released.

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

Local media initially said that at least one person had been killed in the incident on the island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, but the authorities dismissed the report.

"So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a fire brigade official said.

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

The coastguard later called off their search, saying everyone who had travelled to the beach on the tourist boats had been accounted for.

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