Biggest coastline collapse in UK in 60 years

A huge stretch of cliff on the Jurassic coast in Dorset collapsed onto the beach below and into the sea in Britain’s largest rockfall in 60 years.

The rockfall occurred west of the seaside town of Weymouth on the south coast, and the Dorset council said an even larger cliff was expected to collapse and people were urged to stay away from the area. Parts of the coastal road were closed.

A council spokesman said: “Further collapse is expected on the coastal cliff line. For your safety, stay away from the tops and bases of the cliffs. ”

About 300 meters of cliff collapsed when 4,000 tons of soil and rocks fell onto the beach below in huge chunks, some the size of cars.

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