Landslide at famed Greek ‘Shipwreck Beach’ injures woman

Sergio Conner
September 14, 2018

A general view shows the beach Navagio following a rockfall, in the island of Zakynthos, Greece September 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.

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

Coast guard and fire brigade officials confirmed that the injuries sustained were not life-threatening.

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Footage posted on social media showed people running in panic as a large section of the cliff peeled off and crashed down close to several bathers. While so far, no one has been found, they said they were continuing their search.

A couple of small vessels overturned from the force of the fall that caused high waves, witnesses told authorities.

According to BBC News, at least seven people were injured. The cove features limestone cliffs towering above the beach of white sand and crystalline water made famous by the wreckage of a small cargo ship washed up on the beach since the 1980s. One woman was reportedly treated for a fractured vertebra. She was hospitalised together with her husband and two children, who suffered minor injuries.

The port of Zakynthos, which is also known as Zante in Western Europe, was evacuated as a precaution.

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