Two Britons reportedly killed as flash flooding hits Majorca

11 October, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Wade Massey
  • People clear debris as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca

The Foreign Office has said: "We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to flooding in Majorca, and urgently seeking updates from them".

Two of those killed were in Sant Llorenc, one in Arta and two more in S'Illot.

The island was hit by devastating floods overnight, with torrential rainstorms hitting the town of Sant Lorrenc, about 40 miles east of the capital Palma.

The missing British pair were believed to have been travelling in a taxi when the vehicle was caught in the flood.

A dry creek overflowed, creating a strong current of water and mud that buried cars and tore trees along the way, witnesses told Spain's TVE.

Public broadcaster TVE showed footage of flooded streets and overturned cars along the guardrails of a major road.

Cars and debris are seen on the side of the road after a storm in Mallorca, Spain, on October 10, 2018.

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Around 100 emergency rescue workers, three helicopters and a Hercules transport plane from the Spanish military have been sent from Valencia to help.

In just two hours, some 180 litres of rain fell and we realised that we could not control the water.

Rivers burst their banks, and swamped homes - forcing some people to take shelter in a sports center in the nearby town of Manacor.

The weather agency, AEMET, said more heavy rainfall is expected Wednesday in eastern and southern parts of the Iberian peninsula.

A spokesperson for his office says he will visit the areas affected by flooding later on Wednesday.

Lawmakers held a minute's silence before the weekly prime minister's question time in parliament on Wednesday morning.

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