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2 Britons among 9 dead in Mallorca floods

Residents clear mud from a flooded street in Sant Llorenc, 60 km (40 miles) east of Mallorca’s capital, Palma, Spain, on Oct 10. (AP)

At least nine people including two Britons were killed as heavy rain and flash floods hit the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said on Wednesday. Torrents of brown water swept cars along narrow streets in the eastern town of Sant Llorenc late on Tuesday.

Rivers burst their banks, and swamped homes – forcing some people to take shelter in a sports centre in the nearby town of Manacor. At least another six people were still missing, El Pais newspaper and other media reported, though emergency services on the island – which is popular with foreign tourists – could not confirm that figure. Two of the victims were British, a senior official from the San Llorenc mayor’s office, Antonia Bauza, told radio station Cadena Ser. (RTRS)

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