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Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera

Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera

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

Tons of rock broke away from the cliff face, falling down onto the popular "Shipwreck Beach" in Zante. The rest only had minor injuries.

Seven people on the Navagio beach were reportedly injured in the incident, with one woman in hospital with a fractured vertebrae.

O'Connell described the piece of rock that fell as being as big as a four-storey building, crashing down onto the beach.

The force of the fall created a large wave, resulting in a couple of small vessels in the vicinity being overturned.

It is not clear how many people were on the beach, which lies at the foot of a 200-metre cliff, at about...

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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. Meanwhile, some boats were capsizing in the strong waves.

Sniffer dogs have now been deployed by local authorities to search for anyone trapped by the landslide, although the local coastguard said that everyone who had visited the beach had been accounted for.

Rescue services with sniffer dogs are searching the beach for possible victims.

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".

The whole beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and can only be reached by boat.