Beach landslide injures tourists in Zante

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The rest only had minor injuries. As reported by Reuters, one Czech woman received injuries to her back and the coastguard transferred her to a local hospital [VIDEO].

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

Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland, who works for a tour company on Zante, said there were more than a dozen tourist boats in the bay and 400-500 people in the area.

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

A couple of small vessels overturned from the force of the fall and the subsequent high waves.

He described the aftermath as "chaos", with families and children running to get to safety on the boats. However, authorities conducted searches out of an abundance of caution.

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Small boats are capsized after a landslide occurred at the popular beach of Navagio, or Shipwreck Beach, on the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

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

The beach was evacuated and boats were banned from approaching the shore until further notice.

The beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach.

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".

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