7 tourists injured as cliff collapses at popular Greek beach

Small boats are capsized after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio or Shipwreck Beach in Greece

Small boats are capsized after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio or Shipwreck Beach in Greece

One foreign woman was injured and transported to hospital, the coast guard said, adding that the beach was evacuated and boats were banned from approaching the cove until further notice.

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

Lynette Bridges, 58, said her tour boat had just pulled up on Zante's Shipwreck Beach when an enormous sheet of stone crashed into the sea, capsizing boats and flooding the crowded sands. At least seven people received minor injuries.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland works for a local tour company and described the terrifying scene.

Among those injured was a 34-year-old Czech woman who had a fractured vertebra.

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A couple of small vessels overturned from the force of the fall that caused high waves, witnesses told authorities. O'Connell described the chaos, with families scrambling to rush to safety on the boats in the bay. However, authorities conducted searches out of an abundance of caution.

"We started to hear this almighty cracking sound and the first lot came down quickly followed by the second lot", she said.

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can.

The coastguard later said everyone who had visited the beach on tourist boats had been accounted for.

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