Search for missing after 15 killed in Europe floods


Three men in wetsuits and hard hats, emblazoned with the logo of the Spanish civil guard, stand by their vehicle

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Rescue employees in Majorca are trying to find a lacking youngster

The search continues for lacking folks following flash flooding in elements of Spain, Italy and France.

Twelve died – together with a British couple – when torrential rain lashed jap Majorca in Spain. A five-year-old native boy continues to be lacking.

Three Germans and a Dutch lady had been amongst those that misplaced their lives.

A flash flood on France’s south coast killed two folks in Sainte-Maxime whereas a lady was discovered lifeless after a storm in Sardinia, Italy.

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The 2 British victims had been discovered on this taxi, which had been swept away


The 2 British victims of the Majorca floods had been named as Anthony and Delia Inexperienced, a pair of holidaymakers of their 70s, from Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway.

They had been found of their submerged taxi, which had been swept away in Sillot, close to the vacationer city of Sant Llorenç. The physique of the taxi driver was found close by.

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Properties in Sant Llorenç suffered heavy flood injury

Police in Sant Llorenç say they’re coping with many incidents of looting and have elevated patrols.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has mentioned it’s going to take months to return the disaster-hit cities to normality.

Greater than 100 rescue employees searched by way of the evening for the lacking five-year-old boy. He’s believed to have been in a automotive along with his mom, who’s among the many victims.

His sister, who was additionally within the automotive, survived and was rescued.

  • Nadal opens centre to Majorca flood victims

The world’s primary tennis participant, Rafael Nadal, has opened the doorways of his tennis academy in Manacor, close to Sant Llorenç, and was photographed participating within the clean-up effort as a volunteer.

Nadal was born in Manacor. He tweeted his condolences to victims’ households, calling it a “unhappy day for Majorca”.

Swept away

In southern France the rise of the River Garonnette in Saint-Maxime swept 5 automobiles in the direction of the close by sea.

Two our bodies had been present in one of many automobiles, which had been tossed the other way up within the water.

Saint-Maxime lies within the Var area, the place native authorities had urged folks to not take to the flooded roads and to hunt shelter throughout the heavy rainfall.

Based on the BFMTV information web site, 210mm (8in) of rain fell on Wednesday evening – two months’ value of regular rainfall.

Bridge down

In Italy, the Cagliari space of Sardinia was additionally hit by dangerous climate, and one lady was discovered lifeless on Thursday. Her automotive had acquired trapped by the flooding.

Italian information company Ansa named her as 45-year-old Tamara Maccario and mentioned she and her household had left their house close to a river over worry of the upcoming floodwater. The car was swept away at about midnight on Wednesday.

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Aerial footage confirmed the extent of injury to the roads in Italy

Ansa reviews that one of many lady’s daughters was discovered clinging to a tree, whereas two different youngsters and their father had been present in two separate properties close by.

Ms Maccario’s physique was discovered on Thursday morning. One other man was additionally reported lacking.

Massive elements of Cagliari stay underwater, demonstrated in a video posted by Italian firefighters.

Roads and bridges have additionally been broken.

Dozens of individuals have been evacuated, and a number of other roads have been closed as a consequence of both collapse or dangerously excessive water ranges.


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