Five People Killed After Heavy Rain and Flash Floods on Spanish Island of Majorca

A thunder strikes over the Dragonera island in Mallorca, Balearic islands, eastern Spain, 09 October 2018. EPA-EFE/CATI CLADERA

At least five people were killed after heavy rain and flash floods swept the Spanish island of Majorca on Tuesday night, the regional government said Wednesday.

The UK Foreign Office confirmed that two of those killed were British but gave no further details.

The deaths occurred in the Sant Llorenç area, about 35 miles east of the Balearic island’s capital, Palma.

“We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to flooding in Majorca, and urgently seeking updates from them,” a UK Foreign Office spokesperson said.

Emergency responders continue to search for those feared missing, the regional government said on Twitter. A moment’s silence will be held at midday for those affected by the flooding.

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SOURCE: CNN, Laura Smith-Spark