Tourists at Greek island of Zakynthos injured after cliff collapses on beach

Tourists enjoyed ‘Shipwreck Beach’ in 2017

A section of a cliff has fallen onto a popular beach on the western Greek island of Zakynthos, capsizing boats and injuring seven people, authorities said.

Lynette Bridges, 58, said her tour boat had just pulled up on Zante's Shipwreck Beach when an enormous sheet of stone crashed into the sea, capsizing boats and flooding the crowded sands.

According to BBC News, at least seven people were injured.

Coast guard officials told the Evening Standard that those hurt had not sustained any life-threatening injuries.

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The coast guard said one foreign woman was injured and was being transported to a local hospital.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland works for a local tour company and described the terrifying scene.

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

He described the aftermath as "chaos", with families and children running to get to safety on the boats. While so far, no one has been found, they said they were continuing their search.

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Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can.

The coastguard later called off their search, saying everyone who had travelled to the beach on the tourist boats had been accounted for.

The beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach.

He said: "The rock that fell would be like a four-storey building falling on to the beach".

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