Rockfall at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos injures tourists

Cliff collapse on Greece's 'shipwreck beach' injures tourists

A section of a cliff fell onto a popular secluded beach on the western Greek island of Zakynthos Thursday, injuring seven people, including a woman who suffered a spinal injury, authorities said.

Also known as "shipwreck beach", the cove is only accessible by sea, and is famous for the wreckage of a small cargo ship that has been washed up on the beach since the '80s.

The 21-year-old, who works for a tour company on the island, said: "The rock that fell, oh gosh, it would be like a four storey building falling onto the beach".

"It was like Dunkirk.all these people coming to the edge of the water, boats of people coming to get them and all this panic". O'Connell estimates there are around 400 to 500 people in the area when the rockfall occurred and around a dozen tourist boats were out in the bay.

He said: "I thought more was coming and I just started running". (Supplied) Small boats at the beach were capsized as a result of the fall sparking big waves.

People embark a vessel after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio or Shipwreck Beach on the western island of Zakynthos Greece

"So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", said one official with the local fire brigade, Reuters reported.

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can.

It can only be reached by boat.

Lynette Bridges, 58, was on a tour boat, pulling up to "Shipwreck Beach" as the incident happened.



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