Two Britons killed in Majorca flooding

People clear debris as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca

Two British nationals are among the victims of a devastating flood that hit the popular tourist island of Majorca overnight.

The town of Sant Llorenc is around 60 kilometres east of Palma - the capital of the Mediterranean island.

"The situation is a disaster and we're trying to locate survivors and help people but everything is flooded and people can not leave their homes", said Antonia Bauza, a senior official at San Llorenc mayor's office.

The Foreign Office has said: "We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to flooding in Majorca, and urgently seeking updates from them".

At present, another 12 people have been reported missing on the island.

A destroyed auto and debris are seen on the street as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca, Spain, October 10, 2018.

Heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca Spain
Image Heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca Spain

Images posted on social media showed cars being swept along narrow streets by torrents of water.

"It all happened in less than 10 minutes", an unidentified witness with wet clothes and a blanket over his shoulders told TVE.

The regional government called an emergency meeting and authorities said rescue workers and military units were heading to the area to help.

Two further victims died in the town of S'illot, authorities said.

The Spanish weather forecasters said 8in of rain fell in four hours.

A spokesperson for his office says he will visit the areas affected by flooding later on Wednesday.

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