Rescuers still searching for missing child and two foreigners — MALLORCA FLOODING DISASTER

Doug Mendoza
October 12, 2018

People only had a precious few seconds to react before a torrent descended.

People check a destroyed auto in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar. She reportedly managed to bring her 7-year-old daughter out of their auto, but she and her son were dragged away.

Members of the military and the emergency services have been deployed to the Sant Llorenç area, where roads have been cut off and schools were closed Wednesday because of the flooding.

Two elderly Britons killed when their taxi was swallowed by a raging flash flood on Majorca have been named locally as Anthony and Delia Green.

Mr Green, 77, and his wife, 75, were being driven to a hotel in Cala Bona when they were caught in the floodwaters, newspaper Diario de Mallorca reported.

The couple, who were in their 70s, are believed to have died along with cab driver Juan Sillero.

The victims include six Spanish nationals, a Dutch tourist, a British couple and one unidentified victim, the BBC reported.

Residents swept water and mud out of those houses as the floods subsided early on Wednesday, leaving roadsides strewn with wrecked vehicles and beaches covered in debris.

"I want to send a big hug and a friendly regard to Rafa Nadal - well done amigo for helping out".

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A damaged sofa and chair along with a basket of household objects which he will have to throw out sat outside the door of the home.

At least 10 people have died in the floods.

"We are grateful that we are all alive", Oliver said, "but we pray for those that have lost their lives to this huge flood".

The regional government of the Balearic Islands declared three days of mourning.

Rafael Nadal was born in Mallorca and spends holidays in his hometown of Manacor.

He promised financial help for affected zones.

Heavy rains have fallen last night on the very touristic island of the Balearic islands, causing a sudden rise of the waters.

Friend Emilio Dicerbo said everyone in Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, where the couple lived for more than 10 years, would be "devastated" by their deaths.

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