Related topics

Landslide Buries Vacationer in Denmark

July 29, 1994

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) _ Part of a cliff at a Danish resort island broke loose today and crashed onto a beach, burying at least one vacationer.

A large rock still in danger of falling prevented rescue workers from digging for the French woman under the rubble on Mon island, 75 miles south of Copenhagen.

It was not immediately known whether anyone else was buried.

At least four people suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital, Danish radio reported. Their names and nationalities were not released.

The resort, Mons Cliff, is known for its steep white chalk cliffs. The section that fell today rose about 385 feet above the beach, police said.

The rubble covered 100 to 200 yards along the beach.

Military explosives experts were called in to assess whether the teetering rock should be blown up before it falls.

Update hourly