Two Britons killed in taxi among five dead in Majorca flash floods

11 October, 2018, 07:25 | Author: Carlos George
  • Majorca Floods: Two Brits Reported Dead After Heavy Rain Sweeps Island

The agency's data showed that some parts of the island received up to 23 centimeters (nine inches) of rainfall in around four hours on Tuesday evening, more than one third of the average amount that rains annually.

One witness told a local newspaper he had to swim out of his vehicle through a window to safety.

"I hardly had any clothes on me as they all got caught on a metal fence when I was swimming", Manuel Torrescusa told the Diario de Mallorca.

Two British nationals are among the victims of a devastating flood that hit the popular tourist island of Majorca overnight.

He warned there could be more people missing.

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

A Foreign Office spokesman told the BBC it was aware of the reports and was investigating, but was not able to provide confirmation.

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

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Many more foreigners live in the archipelago.

Susan Guile and John Gray jetted out to the Balearic Islands on Sunday (7) for an 11-night holiday.

Sant Llorenc, which is about 60 kilometres east of Mallorca's capital, Palma, is where a dry creek overflowed amid heavy downpours, creating a strong current of water and mud that buried cars and tore trees along the way, according to witness accounts.

"My house filled up completely and when it (the water level) dropped we left and went through the mud that the flood left".

Helicopters and search dogs were also dispatched to the scene, the country's emergency military unit added.

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.

"Our most honest condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the serious floods in San Llorenc", he wrote.

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