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Foreign tourists among 9 killed in flooding on Spain’s Mallorca island

11 October 2018, 12:04 | Anna Jefferson

Image Much of the road has been reduced to mud Twitter @guardiacivil

Flooding in Mallorca Pic Twitter @guardiacivil

MADRID-Torrential rainstorms caused flash flooding on the Spanish island of Mallorca, killing at least six people and leaving nine others missing on October 10, authorities said.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted his "solidarity and support for the relatives and friends of the victims, and for all those affected by this tragic flooding".

The floodwaters tore down trees, swept numerous cars and trucks into piles of twisted metal and buried streets under mud.

Two Britons are thought to have been killed during flash floods in Majorca.

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.

'Our staff remain in contact with the Spanish authorities who are responsible for responding to the floods, and are ready to assist any other British people who require our help'.




The regional government called an emergency meeting and authorities said rescue workers and military units were heading to the area to help.

A British couple were among ten people killed as flash flooding turned streets in Mallorca into torrents and left hundreds homeless.

"It all happened in less than 10 minutes", an unidentified witness with wet clothes told the public broadcaster TVE. The flooding also affected phone communications and forced the closure of at least seven major roads.

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.

The thunderstorms are still circulating in the region and further torrential rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday, with southern France and northwest Italy being most at risk of flooding.

Spain's meteorological office said the neighbouring islands of Ibiza and Formentera were now on high alert as the rain and storms moved there.



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