Saturday 24th of August 2019, 19:13 CET
Two women caught in landslide Costinesti
August 22, 2003
Ananova

Posted by HW on August 24, 2019

Deserted beach
A British woman escaped with a broken pelvis after being caught in a landslide as she sunbathed on a deserted beach in Romania.

Collapse
Elizabeth Smith, 40, a charity worker in Prahova, and her German friend Ursula Maria Tyetemer, 64, were buried when an overhanging hill collapsed on a small beach near the Black Sea resort of Costinesti.
Locals who rushed to the beach after hearing the landslide used shovels and spades to dig them out.

Hospital
Both were taken to the nearby Constanta County Hospital for examination. Ms Smith was found to have a broken pelvis and transferred to the Orthopaedic Hospital in Eforie Sud, but Ms Tyetemer was in a coma on arrival and is critical.

Dangerous
Locals in Costinesti have said the area where near the beach where the pair were bathing was known to be dangerous, local media reported.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
 
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