Massive cliff chunk collapses onto beach in Greece

Zakynthos island (before the cliff incident).
Zakynthos island (before the cliff incident).

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2017%2f10%2f20%2fa0%2fchloebryan11.0b114By Chloe Bryan

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can. Now here’s a worse one.

Seven people were injured on Thursday when a cliff face collapsed onto Navigio Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos, triggering a landslide. According to the Associated Press, the incident began when a large chunk of limestone fell from a cliff into the ocean, creating a large wave that caused several small boats to capsize.

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Beachgoers started to run from the landslide immediately:

Rescuers from the local coast guard and the fire department soon arrived on the scene to evacuate the beach and prevent boats from approaching.

Thankfully, none of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening. One woman was reportedly treated for a fractured vertebra.

The beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach.

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