Dover's white cliff collapses

Several tonnes of chalk have dropped off the iconic White Cliffs on Dover on the Kentish coast. No-one was hurt but walkers have been advised to avoid the area in case of further cliff-drops.

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Cliff-drop 'extends further than a football pitch'

The Dover Coastguard has said that the collapsed chalk extends about 150 yards (137m) from the base of the cliff and is 20 feet (6m) high in places.

Ramblers, who frequent the path that runs along the top of the iconic cliff-face, have been warned of the danger.

A section of the cliff that collapsed onto the beach Credit: ITV Meridian
Ramblers have been advised of the danger Credit: ITV Meridian

Chalk from the White Cliffs of Dover collapses

Several tonnes of chalk from the White Cliffs of Dover have collapsed into the English Channel following the recent wet and windy weather.

The big pile up of rubble in Dover today. Credit: ITV Meridian

Fierce winds on the English coastline and rain, which was absorbed into the chalk, caused the famous cliff to weaken.

A distant image of the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Credit: ITV Meridian

A large section of the cliff face tumbled to the shore near St Margaret's Bay.

A portion of the cliff broke off and tumbled down to the shore. Credit: ITV Meridian

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