Landslide crashes on to tourist beach on Zante

Small boats are capsized after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio or Shipwreck Beach in Greece

Small boats are capsized after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio or Shipwreck Beach in Greece

Greek authorities on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, say a landslide at a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury, while coast guard officials were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing.

"So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a fire brigade official said.

Navagio is one of Greece's most popular beaches, taking its name from the remains of a cargo ship that was wrecked there almost 40 years ago. There were no reports of missing people, one of the officials said, but authorities were combing land and sea as a precaution. It can only be reached by boat.

A rock wall has peeled off the cliff face surrounding the popular Greek beach of Navagio injuring tourists. Her husband and two children were also treated for minor injuries by hospital staff, according to the Greek news website Kathimerini. "We heard a sound and a small part of the rock fell, then a second one, and finally a third and large piece dropped in the sea, creating turbulence that overturned the boats", a witness reported.

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