Couple killed in Majorca floods

Couple killed in Majorca floods

Roger Federer hailed old rival Rafael Nadal as "super-inspiring" after the world number one joined in the clean-up operation after flash floods killed 12 people on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.

Survivor Manuel Torrescusa described having to swim out of his auto through a window to safety.

"The situation is a disaster and we're trying to locate survivors and help people but everything is flooded and people can not leave their homes", said Antonia Bauza, a senior official at San Llorenc mayor's office. Her son, 5, is still missing.

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

"This is a disaster", said Antonio Galmes Riera, 55, as he used a big bucket to remove mud from his home with the help of two other men.

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

Many more foreigners live in the archipelago.

Couple killed in Majorca floods
Couple killed in Majorca floods

Soldiers used shovels to clear the thick mud from the streets of the town, 60 kilometres east of the island's capital of Palma.

Javier Martinez told the Diario de Mallorca he had to leave his flooded home.

"I don't have anything with me, just my pyjamas", he was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile in neighbouring France one person is missing near Sainte-Maxime after his auto was washed into the sea by floods as violent storms hit the French Riviera, local officials said.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited the rescue coordination center, spoke to emergency workers, and offered condolences for the victims.

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

Hundreds of displaced residents were left to seek shelter in emergency relief centres, Spanish authorities said, while 10 other people were reported dead. But when it happens there when you know people affected, you are involved even more. About 50 people are now staying at the center.

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