Rockfall in Greece Leaves Seven People Injured

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The Greek coast guard on Friday closed a world-famous beach on the holiday island of Zakynthos after seven people were injured in a rockfall.

Navagio is one of Greece's most popular beaches, taking its name from the remains of a cargo ship that was wrecked there almost 40 years ago.

The 21-year-old, who works for a tour company on the island, said: "The rock that fell, oh gosh, it would be like a four storey building falling onto the beach".

At least seven people were hurt when part of the rock face broke away, officials say.

"There was a rumble and a rock fell, followed by a larger rock and then another". According to the reports, six people were slightly injured including two children.

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While now, no one is missing, the coastguard called in helicopters and boats to search the area, in case anyone was trapped under the rocks.

"So far, we haven't found any trapped people but we will continue searching", a fire official told the news agency.

Videos show two large sections of limestone crashing down, sending large waves onto the beach and overturning vessels. Rescue services employed sniffer dogs to search the beach itself for possible victims of the rockfall.

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

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