Two Britons among ten killed in Mallorca floods

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"I know how important Majorca is to Rafa and I have been in touch with him to see if I can help with anything", Federer said in a video message recorded in Shanghai, according to Agence France-Presse.

Meanwhile in southern France at least two people died when several cars were swept away by flash floods triggered by heavy rain Wednesday night, authorities said.

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

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 flood waters.

Weather forecasters reported that eight inches of rain fell in the area - 40 miles east of the capital of Palma on the Spanish island - in just four hours.

Hundreds of emergency workers nd dozens of Spanish soldiers were sent to the area for rescue efforts.

"What is most urgent right now is to find missing people and address the concerns of their relatives and all neighbours", Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said during a visit to the disaster zone. "Their bodies were found inside the vehicle", a spokeswoman for emergency services told the Telegraph.

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Nadal, who returned to the top of the world rankings after a record 11th victory at this year's French Open, owns a tennis academy in the nearby town of Manacor which he offered up to victims left homeless in the wake of the flooding.

The UK Foreign Office confirmed that two of the 10 people killed were British citizens, while regional authorities also said that a child remains missing.

"It all happened in less than 10 minutes", a witness told Spanish TV.

Tomas Oliver, cleaned his house as he celebrated that all the damage in his household had been material.

"We are grateful that we are all alive, but we pray for those that have lost their lives to this huge flood", Oliver said. The flooding forced schools to close and displaced people to shelter in sports halls.

A previous version of this story corrected the spelling of the town to Sant Llorenc, not Sant Lorrenc.

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