A US tourist was killed and four other people, all foreign tourists, were injured on Monday afternoon by a rockslide on the renowned holiday isle of Santorini.
According to initial reports, the tourists were riding mule-back from the traditional cliff-hanging village of Oia to the tiny harbour of Armeni, on the island's northern-most coast. The 52-year-old US tourist and the mule he was riding were hit by falling boulders and ended up to the small seaport at the bottom of a cliff, some 200 metres below.
The victim’s wife, 49, his daughter, 22, and two female tourists, both Mexican nationals in their mid 20s, were slightly injured before being rushed to the local health clinic in the island's capital.
The badly dismembered body of the victim has been recovered by rescue teams, according to reports.