British pair among five dead in Majorca flash floods

Majorca Floods: Two Brits Reported Dead After Heavy Rain Sweeps Island

At least nine others were reported missing.

At least ten people have died and it's thought that one child is still missing following a series of devastating floods which swept across the holiday island of Mallorca, in Spain's Balearic Islands.

He told The Telegraph: "We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to flooding in Majorca, and urgently seeking updates from them".

The Foreign Office said it was "urgently seeking updates" from the authorities on the Spanish island, but would not confirm the deaths.

The Spaniard sprung into action after the town of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, about 60 kilometres east of the island's capital Palma, was devastated by the rainstorm.

Two more bodies were recovered in the town of S'illot, an emergency services spokeswoman who wasn't authorized to be named in media reports told The Associated Press.

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted his "solidarity and support for the relatives and friends of the victims, and for all those affected by this tragic flooding".

A dry creek overflowed, creating a strong current of water and mud that buried cars and tore trees along the way, witnesses told Spain's TVE.

The regional government called an emergency meeting, and authorities said rescue workers and military units had been sent to the area to help.

Swamped streets and piles of overturned cars, some of them along the guardrails of a major road, were a common sight in Sant Llorenc and other nearby towns on Wednesday.

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.

Sanchez will be flying to the area later Wednesday, his office said. Streets in towns near Malaga on the Costa del Sol experienced flood water which was several feet deep.

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