10 people believed dead after severe flooding in Majorca

At least 10 people are believed dead after devastating floods hit the island on Tuesday. Two of the victims, who were British nationals, believed to have been a couple, were both in a taxi when they were caught in a flash flood in the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, east of the capital, Palma, which was hit particularly badly after torrential rainstorms led to flooding.

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One of the other 8 victims was an elderly woman who’s body was found in the basement of her house. Two further victims died in the town of S’illot authorities said. At least three towns closed schools and hundreds of people have been given shelter in sport facilities as a result of the flooding. Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez called news of the flooding “devastating”.

-Daniel Potter