Zakynthos rockfall: Greece tourists film aftermath of cliff collapse ZlotoNews

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

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

At least seven people were injured Thursday during a massive rockfall at a beach in Greece.

The beach at Navagio, known as Shipwreck Beach, is popular with tourists. Greek authorities 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.

Video footage shows beach-goers running in panic as part of a cliff peels off the rock wall at the end of Navagio beach, tumbling to the sand.

A total of seven people were treated in hospital for injuries, including a 34-year-old Czech woman with a fractured vertebra, the government said in a statement.

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He said: "The rock that fell would be like a four-storey building falling on to the beach". However, authorities conducted searches out of an abundance of caution.

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

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can. She said they heard an "almighty cracking sound" as the sheet of rock crashed down onto the beach, flooding the busy beach and capsizing boats.

The coastguard said everyone who had visited the beach on tourist boats had been accounted for.

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