Rafael Nadal helps with clean-up operation following Majorca flooding

Flooding in Mallorca Pic Twitter @guardiacivil

Image Police and emergency services are responding to flooding in Majorca Pic Twitter/@guardiacivil

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.

At least six people were killed in torrential rains and flash floods that hit the Spanish resort island of Mallorca over night, emergency services said Wednesday.

In Majorca, the worst affected area lay 60 kilometres (37 miles) east of the capital Palma de Majorca.

Mr Green, 77, and his wife, 75, were being driven to a hotel in Cala Bona when they were caught in the floodwaters, newspaper Diario de Mallorca reported.

The UK Foreign Office is supporting families of two British people who are among those to have died.

World number one tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is from the island, was seen joining in with the clean-up effort.

People walk along the damaged waterfront after a storm on the island of Mallorca, Spain, on October 10, 2018.

She told local radio that two other victims were local, including an elderly woman whose body was found in the basement of her house.

The emergency services went on to say three of the victims were found in Sant Llorenç and Son Carrió and two each in Artà and s'Illot. Rescuers with inflatable boats and divers were looking for vehicles that were believed to be dragged by the current into the sea.

Witnesses described having minutes to find safety as the water levels rose, inundating houses and catching motorists off guard.

"As far as I know, I have lost everything", she told an AP camera crew.

"We are grateful that we are all alive, but we pray for those that have lost their lives to this huge flood", Oliver said. In all, more than 500 people helped with rescue and cleaning up operations, authorities said. The flooding also affected phone communications and forced the closure of at least seven major roads.

Up to 9in (23cm) of rainfall fell on the island in a matter of hours on Tuesday evening.

The weather agency, AEMET, said more heavy rainfall is expected Wednesday in eastern and southern parts of the Iberian peninsula.

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