At least 5 killed in heavy rains in Spain’s Mallorca

Elias Hubbard
October 10, 2018

TWO BRITS are among at least five people confirmed dead in Mallorca after flash floods tore through the popular resort island yesterday, with the death toll expected to rise.

"The situation is a disaster and we're trying to locate survivors and help people but everything is flooded and people can not leave their homes", said Antonia Bauza, a senior official at San Llorenc mayor's office.

A sudden storm hit the town of Sant Llorenc es Cardassar, in the east of the island was hit on Tuesday 9 October.

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

A sports centre - the Miguel Ángel Nadal sports centre in the town of Manacor - has opened its doors to give shelter to local people whose homes have been damaged.

Heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca Spain
Image Heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca Spain

The Balearic Islands' emergency services spokeswoman, who wasn't authorized to be named in media reports, told The Associated Press that the body of a Dutch woman was recovered from the garage of a house in Arta, another nearby town.

At least nine others were reported missing.

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

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.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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