Tourists injured in Zante rockslide

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Tonnes of rock have fallen from a cliff near a beach on the Greek Island of Zante, capsizing boats and putting hundreds of nearby tourists in danger.

Shipwreck Beach is a popular tourist spot on Zante and was reportedly full of holidaymakers when the cliff face collapsed. A UK tourist compared the incident to ‘Dunkirk’ when speaking to The Guardian. Tourists on the beach were knocked back by the waves caused by the incident, and families on the beach panicked.

Sniffer dogs have currently been deployed by local authorities to search for anyone trapped by the landslide, although the local coastguard said that everyone who had visited the beach had been accounted for.

Four people were thought to have been hurt in the incident, including a tourist from the Czech Republic, who suffered a fractured vertebra.

The nearby port of Zakynthos was also evacuated as a precaution.