Monday, May 23, 2011

US tourist killed, four injured in Greek landslide - 23rd May 2011

ATHENS - A US tourist was killed and four more travellers from the United States and Mexico were hurt on Monday in a landslide on the popular Greek tourist island of Santorini, police in Athens said.

'A large rock fell on the group as they walked on a path some 200m from the sea,' a police spokesman told AFP.

'One American was killed. Two more Americans and two Mexicans were hurt and were taken to a local hospital,' she added.

A spokesman for the Greek coastguard said the accident occurred at Armeni cove in the northern part of the island, near the harbour of Oia.

Neither service could confirm whether the landslide had been preceded by an earthquake. Seismic tremors are common in Greece. Source