Scottish couple named as Majorca flood victims

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    Antony and Delia GreenImage copyright Facebook
    Image caption Antony and Delia Green were on holiday in Majorca

    A Scottish couple have been named as victims of a flash flood in Majorca.

    Antony and Delia Green, from Moffat, were passengers in a taxi which was swallowed up when water surged into the coastal resort of Sant Llorenc. The driver, Juan Sillero, was also killed.

    At least 10 people are believed to have died after torrential rainstorms hit the area around Sant Llorenc des Cardassar on Tuesday night.

    The Foreign Office said it was supporting their family.

    Mr and Mrs Green, both in their seventies, were on holiday on the island.

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    Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell said: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy involving Mr and Mrs Green from Moffat and everyone affected by flash flooding in Majorca.

    “My thoughts are with Mr and Mrs Green’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

    A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 difficult time.

    “Our staff remain in contact with the Spanish authorities who are responsible for responding to the floods, and are ready to assist any other British people who require our help.”

    Officials in Majorca have confirmed that 10 people have died in the flooding, and the search is ongoing for three people still reported missing, including a five-year-old child.

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    Image caption Hundreds of residents have been forced to move to emergency shelters

    Weather forecasters reported that eight inches of rain fell in the area – 40 miles east of the capital of Palma on the Spanish island – in just four hours.

    Witnesses described a torrent of water and mud that buried cars and tore down trees.

    “It all happened in less than 10 minutes,” one told Spanish TV. “We had to swim to try to survive.”

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

    View the original article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-45822349

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