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Majorca floods mum died saving daughter, 8, from rising water that engulfed her car and swept away her five-year-old son

by:QY Precision      2019-10-23
It is believed that a mother was killed while rescuing eight of her. year-
The old daughter of the flood that ravaged Mallorca last night.
Shocking drone footage showed that the Bible flood killed at least 10 people, including a British couple in their 70 s.
Last night, the British couple was named 71-year-old Anthony Green and 75-year-old wife Dilia.
Their bodies were found in a taxi hit by a flood.
The dead included the heroic mother who drove with her daughter and five. year-
According to the Mallorca daily, when their car was hit by an \"avalanche\", the old son.
She managed to push the girl out of the car, but it is understood that the boy was already inside when the girl was pulled by water.
The mother\'s body was reportedly found in the car and her son is still missing.
Authorities increased the official death toll to 10 this afternoon and revealed that they are now only looking for one missing person --a young child.
The age of the child was not revealed, but they were considered brother of another young man who was earlier rescued from the wreckage of his family car.
A spokesman for the local emergency services coordinator confirmed that they were found to have died from the shore of s \'illot, rather than what was initially thought of as Sant Llorenc des Cardassar.
It is not clear whether the taxi they took was flooded by yesterday\'s heavy rain and shipped from Sant Llorenc to the sea after a swollen flood.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs confirmed: \"We support the families of two British people who died in Spain and will do everything we can to help them at this very difficult time.
Do you know if the British couple was killed by the flood or was it affected? Contact jay. akbar@thesun. co.
The British or ring 0207 782 4131 \"food and environmental agency personnel are more responsible for dealing with the floods with the Spanish authorities.
These supplementary officials \"are ready to help any other British who need our help \".
A spokesman for the Rescue Coordination said three of the bodies were found in Sant Llorenc, two in the area, three in S\'illot and one in Son Carrio.
The emergency service also confirmed that a child believed to be about five years old was rescued from a car washed away by the flood and was not injured.
But the mother and brother who traveled in the car with him are still missing.
A spokesman said: \"He seems to have been in the car alone for several hours.
Rescuers are still searching for his relatives.
Two British taxi drivers killed were considered one of the dead to be found, although officials did not confirm that his body had been found.
Nine of the dead. year-
Today, his body was found near a flooded waterway.
At the same time, authoritiestoday said they were concerned that the death toll could reach 14.
A spokesman for the civilian police force said: \"The focus is now on the search for missing persons.
\"Searching for areas around the river bed and the coast.
\"There are a lot of cars and a lot of debris in the river bed, so it\'s not an easy job. \"Majorcan-
Tennis star Nadal took part in the match.
After the disaster, parts of Majorca island looked like a war zone, with overturned cars and trees.
Yesterday, he put on Wellington boots and sportswear and cleared the flood with other volunteers in the worst of the situation --
The affected area of Sante Llorenc.
He also opened the doors of nearby sports centers and colleges and temporarily placed some people whose houses were damaged in the flood. The 11-
The French Open champion of The Times later wrote on Twitter: \"Today is a sad day on Mallorca.
We express our most sincere condolences to those who lost their lives in the flood.
\"Last night, the devastating storm struck people unexpectedly, sweeping vehicles out of the sea and the streets of the city.
Rescuers used helicopters to assess the extent of the loss, while residents evacuated from the roof and balcony.
The first two victims were 71 and 83, respectively.
One was flooded with the basement of his home, and the other was found on a road connecting the town of Alta and the coastal resort of Canyamel.
After midnight, an emergency service coordinator wrote on Twitter: \"A third person has been confirmed dead,\" and added around six o\'clock A. M: \"The rescue team has informed us that a fourth person has died in the eastern flood of Mallorca.
The local government confirmed this morning that four more people were killed, although it is unclear whether the British couple died.
News of the death came as terrible reports of people being washed away by floods in their cars.
Kerry Kirkman from Nottingham lives in Playa Moreia at s illot, which is located in the eastern part of the island. when the flood struck, the sixth person confirmed his death.
She told The Sun Online: \"Last night we were in the restaurant on the first floor of the hotel and suddenly the water began to penetrate through the door.
\"We left the food in the bar where we could see the water on the river was very high and the trees were floating.
\"The staff told us to go out when the water was about to start coming in.
So we went to the reception desk on the first floor and suddenly the refrigerator and washing machine began to go down the river.
\"Then we saw a car that looked like someone was inside going down, and my husband thought he saw someone in the water with their hands in the air.
Everyone was scared.
\"People are collecting their suitcases and running away,\" she continued.
We were told to take the hotel to a higher level.
\"One of them was identified as the former mayor of the town of Alta.
Rafael Geely is the father of Toro Geely, the current mayor.
The Spanish weather forecasters said that the rainfall reached 8 inch in four hours, and the power outage restricted the rescue work.
In an interview with The Sun, Adam Williams from North Wales said that he lived in Carador, about an hour\'s walk from the worst flood in Saint roentz, he was with his wife and two children when the storm hit. The 31-year-
The old man said they drove home after dinner last night and saw the car stuck on the road in the flood.
He said: \"The road can\'t keep up.
The water has just been flooded.
It\'s like someone took a plug from the tub.
\"When we drove back, the manhole had come off due to the pressure of water.
You can smell the sewage.
\"It\'s crazy, it\'s crazy.
Probably the worst I \'ve ever seen.
My little girl, she\'s only six years old, so she\'s worried about what\'s going on, will we get stuck, etc.
\"The government of the Balearic Islands also asked for additional assistance from emergency military forces --
90 soldiers and 100 rescue personnel have been dispatched to the rescue.
One survivor said: \"We were at home when the river broke and started driving the car away.
The water flowed out of the windows and doors.
Another said: \"The water once reached about 13 feet and piled the car together.
I had to swim in order to survive.
I saw the car passing by me. there was someone inside.
Local sports centers and hotels have provided emergency shelters for the affected people.
According to IB3, several cars were also dragged into the sea of colnia de Sant Pere in arta.
Leanne from West Lancashire said in an online interview with The Mirror: \"We were sunbathing yesterday morning and then about 2.
The rain and the storm began.
\"Then we visited a restaurant to celebrate my mother\'s birthday.
The next day the whole area was destroyed.
\"We think it\'s a recorded car in the video.
Some people chase it, but the water is too strong.
We\'re sure there\'s someone in the car.
Andrea Sutton Allen, store manager, told the Daily Record: \"There are collapsed roads and a car is dragged into the sea . \".
The hotel had no electricity all night and still had no water.
Some commentators on social media described the flood as a Bible, and many people saw it attached to trees and roofs.
Many of the roads leading to Saint Laurent are still cut off today as the highway drags debris through the townflowing water.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to the disaster area today and is expected to reach the island around one o\'clock P. M. local time.
IAG, the parent company of British Airways, today warned holidaymakers of flight delays.
A spokesman said: \"As more heavy rain is expected in the next 24 hours, passengers are advised to expect disruption.
Rosario Sanchez Grau, representative of the central government of the Balearic Islands, said: \"These are difficult moments.
I extend my condolences and solidarity to all those affected, especially the families and friends of those who died.
Catalina kladla, who is in charge of the public administration of the district government, described the situation as \"dantsk\" and added: \"We didn\'t expect it.
The alarm changed from yellow to orange in a very short time.
Javier Martinez, a resident of Can Picafort, told Diario de Mallorca on Mallorca how he was driving when his car was covered by a wall of water.
He said: \"I left the car from the window and then swam 500. 1,650ft)
Until I got to a house.
\"I hardly wear clothes because they were all caught by a metal fence when I was swimming.
The people in the house lent me a shirt and then the Guardia drove me to manacol.
\"I have nothing, only the pajamas I wear.
My house is full of water and there is still mud left.
I lost everything.
\"In a very short time, there has been a lot of rain.
\"Heavy rain has also brought chaos to the rest of Spain, including Barcelona, where some Metro services have been temporarily suspended and the Costa del Sol resort has been suspended.
This morning, the Sun Coast is still in red alert, after heavy rain overnight in resorts such as Marbella.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement: \"We are in contact with the Spanish authorities to deal with the floods on Mallorca and urgently seek their latest news.
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