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Two Britons believed dead in Majorca flood

Two Britons believed dead in Majorca flood

At least nine people have been killed and several others are missing after torrential rain lashed the Spanish island of Mallorca.

At least ten people have died and it's thought that one child is still missing following a series of devastating floods which swept across the holiday island of Mallorca, in Spain's Balearic Islands.

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

The British Foreign Office says it's investigating reports that a British couple are among those people who've been killed.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said during a visit to the eastern coast of the island that the impacted area would be declared a "zone of catastrophe", which unlocks funds for recovery, reconstruction and compensation of victims.

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




She told local radio that two other victims were local, including an elderly woman whose body was found in the basement of her house.

Videos shot on mobile phones by local residents showed a strong current of water and mud that buried cars and tore trees on its way down the streets of the town of 8,000.

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

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

Some parts of the island received up to 23 centimeters (nine inches) of rainfall in around four hours on Tuesday evening, national weather authorities reported.

Spanish lawmakers observed a minute of silence in parliament in memory of the victims.


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