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British pair among five dead in Majorca flash floods

British pair among five dead in Majorca flash floods”

Two Britons are said to be among at least five people killed as flash floods hit the Spanish island of Majorca overnight, emergency services said.

Antonia Bauza, the deputy mayor of Sant Llorenc, confirmed two of the victims were British nationals to Radio Mallorca.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the family of two British people following their deaths in Spain, and will do all we can to assist them at this deeply hard time".

The town of Sant Llorenc is around 60 kilometres east of Palma - the capital of the Mediterranean island.

Two further victims died in the town of S'illot, authorities said.

The 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 recovered from the garage of a house in Arta, another nearby town.

The two British citizens were travelling in a taxi when a river burst its banks on the popular holiday island.

The weather agency, AEMET, said more heavy rainfall is expected Wednesday in eastern and southern parts of the Iberian peninsula.

Hundreds of displaced residents are in emergency shelters, and around 80 soldiers are set to join more than 100 rescuers who are working in the area.

At least 220 millimetres of rain are believed to have fallen in the region, flooding homes, roads and fields.

"My solidarity and support goes out to the families and friends of victims and all those affected by these tragic floods", said Sanchez.

Lawmakers held a minute's silence before the weekly prime minister's question time in parliament on Wednesday morning.



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