Zakynthos rockfall: Greece tourists film aftermath of cliff collapse ZlotoNews

Lester Mason
Сентября 16, 2018

At least seven people received minor injuries. One local tour guide compared the rockfall to a "four-storey building falling onto the beach".

Coast guard and fire brigade officials confirmed that the injuries sustained were not life-threatening. Authorities later said everyone who had arrived at the beach on tourist boats had been accounted for.

"There was a rumble and a rock fell, followed by a larger rock and then another".

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

He said: "I thought more was coming and I just started running".

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It is not clear how many people were on the beach, which lies at the foot of a 200-metre cliff, at about... O'Connell described the chaos, with families scrambling to rush to safety on the boats in the bay.

Small boats are capsized after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

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.

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can. The beach draws its nickname of "Shipwreck Beach" from another disaster when a freighter, the MV Panagiotis, that ran aground there in 1980.

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