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Death toll in Spanish island flooding hits 12

Thursday - October 11, 2018 8:08 pm , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Madrid Oct 11 (IANS) Emergency services working in the aftermath of severe flash-flooding that struck the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca on Thursday confirmed they had found two more bodies bringing the death toll to 12 while the search for a missing five-year-old boy was ongoing.
Response teams on the island said the two bodies were discovered near the town of Arta not far from a car washed away by the deluge that was thought to be belonging to a German couple who have been missing since the fierce rainstorm on Tuesday night Efe news reported.
The search for a missing five-year-old boy whose family car was swept up by a flash flood in the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar one of the worst-hit zones was ongoing.
The child s mother saved his eight-year-old sister during the ordeal but lost her own life in the process witnesses said.
Heavy rain dumped on the island s eastern Llevant Peninsula on Tuesday and storms raged through the night filling the streets of towns and villages perched on the hillside in the region with fast-flowing floods crammed with debris.
Among the 12 dead were six Spaniards two Brits and a Dutch woman officials said.

--IANS soni/