Tourists Flee In Terror As Cliff Collapses At Iconic Greek Beach

Tourists Flee In Terror As Cliff Collapses At Iconic Greek Beach

Tourists Flee In Terror As Cliff Collapses At Iconic Greek Beach

"They whipped up a whirlpool that overturned (three) boats", an eyewitness told the agency.

Greek authorities have to shut down the beach of Navagio on Zakynthos Island after a massive landslide injured at least three people.

Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland, who works for a tour company on Zante, said there were more than a dozen tourist boats in the bay and 400-500 people in the area. 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.

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At least seven people were injured after part of a cliff overlooking Navagio Beach on the isle of Zakynthos came crashing to the sand.

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

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.

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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. Rescue services employed sniffer dogs to search the beach itself for possible victims of the rockfall.

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

The beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach.

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