Landslide on Greek island beach injures three

Clay Curtis
September 16, 2018

A 34-year-old female tourist was slightly injured and there were no persons missing after a rock slide at a popular beach on the island of Zakynthos, western Greece, authorities said Thursday.

Witnesses said a large rock fell from a cliff into the sea at Navagio, known as Shipwreck Beach, creating a large wave that capsized small boats, local media reported. 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.

He said: "The rock that fell would be like a four-storey building falling on to the beach". The rock was so large, it caused a small tsunami, with large waves crashing onto the beach.

The water hit his feet with such a strong force, it knocked him onto his back and went on to cover more than half the beach.

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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".

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The coast guard said later that those who had headed to the beach on tourist boats had all been accounted for.

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