Search and rescue work is continuing on the island of Mallorca following on from Tuesdays torrential rainfall and flash floods.
Twelve people have died, and a five-year-old child is missing, in what is being described as a once in a millennium weather event.
Two British tourists have been confirmed as dead, their families are receiving support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The pair died in a taxi in the town of Sant Llorenc after torrents formed following downpours on the popular holiday island.
Nearly 350 litres of rain fell per cubic metre on Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
Heavy rain has also brought flooding to other parts of Spain, including Barcelona and the Costa del Sol.
Schools and public offices in the town are to remain closed whilst the clean up operation gets underway.
It’s understood nearly 100 military staff will join the hundreds of emergency staff working across the islands.
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