Landslide on Greek island beach injures three

Lester Mason
September 14, 2018

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

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

A landslide at a beach on the Greek tourist island of Zakynthos has been caught on camera.

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

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. The fire department said it had sent 18 rescuers accompanied by a sniffer dog, while a further nine-person crew was heading to the site by helicopter.


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

Initial reports said three boats were overturned when the slide caused powerful waves.

Her husband and two children were also treated for minor injuries by hospital staff, according to the Greek news website Kathimerini.

Among those injured was a 34-year-old woman from the Czech Republic, who suffered a fractured vertebra.

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 file photo, people enjoy the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece.

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