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Nadal opens his academy doors to victims of Majorca floods

12 October, 2018, 13:51 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Forecasters said around 20cm of rain fell in four hours

Rafa Nadal helps clear up after flooding in Majorca.

The victims include six Spanish nationals, a Dutch tourist, a British couple and one unidentified victim, the BBC reported.

About 150 emergency services workers searched overnight for the missing five-year-old boy.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a tweet that he is closely following developments on the ground.

"I can only imagine how hard it is, especially for people who have been in the epicenter of everything", said the Serb.

He warned there could be more people missing. A tenth victim was found later, emergency services said on Twitter.

The 17-time Grand Slam victor also provided shelter at his tennis academy in Manacor for displaced people whose homes were severely damaged by the flash flood.

Authorities said that in all, over 500 people helped with the rescue and clean up.

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

The UK Foreign Office is supporting families of two British people who are among those to have died. "We had to swim to try to survive". Rivers burst their banks and swamped roads and people's homes - forcing some to take shelter in a sports centre in the nearby town of Manacor.

The Germans' last communication was a call to a friend on Tuesday evening (Wednesday NZ Time), saying they were caught in a vehicle, according to Sabine Lammers, the German Consul in the island's capital, Palma de Mallorca, who spoke on Cadena SER radio on Thursday (Friday NZT).

"This is hardly seen in the islands", Del Campo said.

At least nine people are believed to have died in torrential rainstorms on the island of Majorca.

Weather authorities said more heavy rainfall was expected Wednesday in the Balearic Islands as well as eastern and southern parts of the Iberian peninsula.

"Our most honest condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the serious floods in Sant Llorenc", the athlete communicated through social media.

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