Tourists injured after rockfall at pristine beach in Greece's Zakynthos

14 September, 2018, 14:00 | Author: Myra Gill
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The video included below shows the moment the rock broke away from the cliff face, with what was described as some as being an "almighty cracking sound".

A Czech woman suffered back injuries and was taken to hospital, another six people, including two children were treated for minor injuries.

Navagio is one of the island's main attractions, with the beach featuring a shipwreck on the shore.

Witnesses on the beach said there were three boats with passengers in the area during the landslide.


Video footage of the incident shows people running in panic as a large sheet of rock fell off the rock wall.

He said: "The rock that fell would be like a four-storey building falling on to the beach". O'Connell described the chaos, with families scrambling to rush to safety on the boats in the bay. Greek authorities say a landslide at a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury, while coast guard officials were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing. While so far, no one has been found, they said they were continuing their search.

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can.

Authorities shut down access to the beach, which lies at the foot of a 200-metre (650-foot) cliff and is accessible only by boat, as a precaution.

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