Britons killed in Majorca flooding named locally amid rescue efforts

People clear debris as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca

A destroyed vehicle and debris are seen on the street as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca, Spain, October 10, 2018.

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

"The most important thing right now is to find the missing people and respond to the concerns of their families and to everyone who lives near the affected areas", he told reporters.

A Balearic Islands' emergency services spokeswoman, who wasn't authorized to be named in media reports, told The Associated Press that the body of a Dutch woman was also recovered from the garage of a house in Arta, another nearby town.

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.

"It all happened in less than 10 minutes", an unidentified witness with wet clothes told the public broadcaster TVE.

Spanish authorities said 80 soldiers would join more than 100 rescuers working in the area.

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Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has visited the island today and said in a Tweet: " I want to convey our gratitude to the emergency services, who work tirelessly to serve all those affected". "This looks like the end of the world".

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

In Nadal's latest trip back home he was also seen helping to clear mud off the streets.

At least three towns closed schools and hundreds of people were given shelter in sport facilities.

Muddy waters rushed down roads, houses were flooded and vehicles piled up on top of each other after the Mediterranean island was pounded with rain in just a few hours, video footage showed.

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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