Zakynthos rockfall: Greece tourists film aftermath of cliff collapse ZlotoNews

Tourists enjoyed ‘Shipwreck Beach’ in 2017

Tourists enjoyed ‘Shipwreck Beach’ in 2017

A rock wall has peeled off the cliff face surrounding the popular Greek beach of Navagio injuring tourists.

Greek authorities said one foreign woman had been injured and taken to hospital. At least seven people received minor injuries.

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". The rock was so large, it caused a small tsunami, with large waves crashing onto the beach.

Besides them, injured three other people.

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He continued: "I thought more was coming and with the size of the waves coming towards me I just started running".

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.

An air and sea search was conducted as a precaution in case there was anyone trapped under the rocks.

Fire department rescue crews headed to the area accompanied by a sniffer dog, while the coast guard evacuated the beach and banned boats from approaching until further notice. The beach draws its nickname of "Shipwreck Beach" from another disaster when a freighter, the MV Panagiotis, that ran aground there in 1980.

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