Rafael Nadal helps with clean-up operation following floods in Majorca

Flooding in Mallorca Pic Twitter @guardiacivil

At least ten people have died and it's thought that one child is still missing following a series of devastating floods which swept across the holiday island of Mallorca, in Spain's Balearic Islands.

"My solidarity and support goes out to the families and friends of victims and all those affected by these tragic floods", Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted early on Wednesday.

"My honest condolences to the relatives of the deceased and injured by the severe floods in San Llorenç".

Nadal's state-of-the-art academy opened in June 2016 and is in his home town of Manacor.

Antonia Bauza, deputy mayor of Sant Llorenc des Cardassar, one of the affected villages, told Spanish radio that two British nationals were among the dead. Rescuers with inflatable boats and divers were looking for vehicles that were believed to be dragged by the current into the sea.

"It all happened in less than 10 minutes", an unidentified witness with wet clothes and a blanket over his shoulders told TVE. When she finally made it home on Wednesday, all she found was chaos. "This looks like the end of the world".

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Rescue workers and military units from the Spanish mainland were heading to the area which is popular with British holidaymakers.

In all, more than 500 people helped with rescue and cleaning up operations, as authorities said the rainstorm was unlike any people could remember.

At least three towns closed schools and hundreds of people were given shelter in sport facilities.

Muddy waters rushed down roads, houses were flooded and vehicles piled up on top of each other after the Mediterranean island was pounded with rain in just a few hours, video footage showed.

The Spanish weather agency said more heavy rainfall is expected on Wednesday in eastern and southern parts of the Iberian peninsula.

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