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9 dead in torrential flooding on Spain’s Mallorca island
    2018-10-11  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

TORRENTIAL rainstorms that caused flash flooding of water and mud on the Spanish island of Mallorca killed at least nine people, authorities said yesterday.

A spokeswoman with the regional emergency service said two British nationals and a Dutch woman were among the victims, but she couldn’t confirm whether six more people were still missing at midday as local media reported.

The Britons and two local residents died in the town of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, the town’s deputy mayor, Antonia Bauza, told Cadena SER radio.

Sant Llorenc, which is about 60 kilometers east of Mallorca’s capital, Palma, is where a dry creek overflowed amid heavy downpours, creating a strong current of water and mud that buried cars and tore trees along the way, according to witness accounts.

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

Other victims were found in Arta and the coastal town of S’illot, where the overflowed creek reaches the sea.

Public broadcaster TVE showed footage of flooded streets and overturned cars along the guardrails of a major road.

“It all happened in less than 10 minutes,” an unidentified witness with wet clothes and a blanket over his shoulders told TVE. “We had to swim to try to survive.”

Authorities said 80 soldiers and seven vehicles from the military’s emergency unit had joined more than 100 rescuers who had been working in the area overnight. (SD-Agencies)

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