January 24, 2021

The search for a child and two missing Germans in Mallorca is resumed

The search for a child and two missing Germans in Mallorca is resumed



Emergency forces have resumed the search for a 5-year-old boy and two people of German nationality disappeared by the floods suffered last Tuesday in the east of Mallorca.

Around 150 civil guards, in addition to members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME), Civil Protection and other emergency services are looking for missing persons along the riverbed that overflowed on Tuesday, especially in the area of ​​S 'Illot, at its mouth.

An emergency coordination meeting is currently being held in the center located outside the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, which is the most affected by the flooding of the torrent that crosses it.

According to sources from the Balearic Government, three people have officially disappeared: a 5-year-old boy whose mother, a native of the neighboring town of Manacor, died in the flood, and two German citizens.

So far ten people have died as a result of floods in the eastern part of the island whose bodies were found in the municipalities of S'Illot, Artà, Son Carrió and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.

More than two hundred people had to be evicted from their homes and two people were hospitalized.

To mitigate the damage, the Council of Ministers will begin today the procedures for the declaration of catastrophic zone and the immediate start-up of economic aid, as announced yesterday by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, who traveled to the affected localities.

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