10 dead in torrential flooding on Spain’s Mallorca island

Flooding in Mallorca Pic Twitter @guardiacivil

The UK's Foreign Office said it was "urgently seeking updates" from Spanish authorities, according to the BBC, amidst fears of additional casualties among British nationals.

A dry creek overflowed, creating a strong current of water and mud that buried cars and tore trees along the way, witnesses told Spain's TVE.

EMERGENCY services have said that ten victims have officially been confirmed dead following the freak floods that swept through Spain's Balearic island last night (Tuesday).

The Spanish weather forecasters said 8in of rain fell in four hours.

"They have found the bodies of the two British people in the auto", a spokesman for the taxi company said.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called news of the flooding "devastating " on Twitter: "My solidarity and support goes out to the families and friends of victims and all the affected by these tragic floods".

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

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

Swamped streets and piles of overturned cars, some of them along the guardrails of a major road, were a common sight in Sant Llorenc and other nearby towns on Wednesday.

Local television showed footage of beach umbrellas floating in the sea near S'Illot, one of the affected coastal villages.

"We have lots of vacation homes", Bauza said.

People walk along the damaged waterfront after a storm on the island of Mallorca, Spain, on October 10, 2018.

Rescue workers and military units from the Spanish mainland were heading to the area which is popular with British holidaymakers.

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.

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