Landslide crashes on to tourist beach on Zante

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At least seven people received minor injuries.

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. O'Connell estimates there are around 400 to 500 people in the area when the rockfall occurred and around a dozen tourist boats were out in the bay. (Supplied) Small boats at the beach were capsized as a result of the fall sparking big waves.

"There was a rumble and a rock fell, followed by a larger rock and then another".

He said: "I thought more was coming and I just started running". O'Connell described the chaos, with families scrambling to rush to safety on the boats in the bay.

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"We haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a spokesperson for the fire brigade said.

Rescue teams with sniffer dogs have reportedly been dispatched to help local authorities search for the missing.

Imagine the worst beach trip you possibly can. The cove features limestone cliffs towering above the beach of white sand and crystalline water made famous by the wreckage of a small cargo ship washed up on the beach since the 1980s. 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.

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