Tourists injured after rockfall at popular Greek beach


Navagio Beach, nicknamed Shipwreck Beach, is a popular tourist attraction in Zakynthos.

Greek national news agency AMNA had reported earlier that three people had been slightly injured and authorities were looking for any missing under the rocks and the sea area, where the turbulence from falling rocks had overturned three boats off the beach.

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Seven people were injured on Thursday after a part of the cliff overshadowing the beach gave way.

Coast guard officials told the Evening Standard that those hurt had not sustained any life-threatening injuries. As for the injuries, one woman as transferred to a local hospital and the other six people, including two children, received treatment on the scene for minor injuries. Authorities later said everyone who had arrived at the beach on tourist boats had been accounted for.

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O'Connell described the piece of rock that fell as being as big as a four-storey building, crashing down onto the beach. Meanwhile, some boats were capsizing in the strong waves.

While so far, no one has been found, they said they were continuing their search.

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Ms Bridges, of Horndon-on-theHill, Essex, said: "We started to hear this almighty cracking sound and the first lot came down, quickly followed by the second lot".