UPDATE –  Man, 60, dies in Albufeira rock fall

A 60-year old man, whose nationality is not known, has died in a rock fall at Maria Luisa beach at Albufeira today (Friday).

One woman is described as being in a criticial condition and four people are still unaccounted for.

The local camara has provided lifting equipment as the seach for survivors continue.

Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal, who is on holiday in Algarve, is currently visiting the scene.

Earlier reports said three people were seriously injured and another seven are in hospital following the incident at the popular beach.

The area has been cordoned off by the emergency services.