The English couple who died after torrential rains caused sudden floods on the Spanish island of Majorca were named locally as Anthony and Delia Green, by Dumfries and Galloway.
The couple, from the city of Moffat, was in their years & # 39; and happens to have traveled by taxi from Palma airport to their hotel in Cala Millor, on the east coast of the island .
It is believed that the couple drowned in the taxi while the flood water engulfed the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, some 64 kilometers east of Palma, the capital, Tuesday evening. The submerged taxi was later found by the civil guard and the bodies were recovered by the divers.
Deputy Dumfriesshire and Scotland's secretary, David Mundell, said, "I am deeply saddened to learn about the tragedy involving the spouses Green and Moffat, and all those affected by sudden flooding in Majorca. the family and friends of Mr and Mrs Green in this difficult moment. "
Rescuers searching for a German couple missing in Majorca after the floods have recovered two bodies on the island.
"We are sorry to confirm that the bodies of a man and a woman were found near Artà, near the area where the missing German couple's car was found," the authorities said of the Balearic Islands in a statement on Thursday.
The couple have been listened to last since they called a friend saying they were locked in a vehicle, according to the German consul on the island, Sabine Lammers, who was talking on the radio Cadena SER Thursday
. Rescue teams are still looking for a five-year-old boy whose mother is thought to have died while trying to save him and his sister from the waters of the flood.
The civil guard said the boy's mother's body was found Wednesday. She reportedly managed to drag her seven-year-old daughter out of the car before she and her son were dragged away.
The identity of a male victim has yet to be confirmed, even if the authorities believe he was not Spanish. The latest findings bring the death toll to 1
The Spanish meteorologists said that twenty centimeters of rain fell in four hours, causing floods that turned roads into rivers and swept away cars.
Witnesses described having minutes to find security as water levels rose, flooded homes and captured motorists aback. The floodwaters cut down trees, pushed numerous cars and trucks into convoluted metal heaps and roads buried under the mud.
More than 300 members of the Spanish military rescue crew are in Mallorca, along with special vehicles and helicopters.