Bad weather on Mallorca: German rescued girls from the floods – Panorama

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By red / dpa 12 October 2018 – 17:00 o'clock After the heavy floods in Mallorca, the extent of the damage slowly comes to light. A child is still missing. But there are also heroes – like a man from Brandenburg.

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After the storm, roads had quickly turned into raging rivers.

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Palma – Three days after the catastrophic weather on Majorca, the residents in the east of the holiday island are in shock. Several streets were still impassable, bridges are badly damaged, entire villages, houses and furniture covered with brown mud and greasy water. The damage caused by the sudden torrential rain on Tuesday evening around the village of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar amount to tens of millions. The Minister of Public Administration, Catalina Cladera, estimated the cost of repairing roads and bridges alone at almost € 23 million.

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The provisional death toll from the disaster is twelve, seven men and five women, according to the Mallorcan emergency service. Among the victims are three Germans: a journalist from Lower Saxony and an elderly couple. Two Britons and a Dutchwoman were killed. Many residents are "traumatized" summed up the "Mallorca Magazine" mood.
On late Friday afternoon, the Spanish royal couple wanted to visit the region to encourage the people and thank the numerous helpers. Felipe and Letizia wanted to get an idea of ​​the situation in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, according to the news agency Europa Press. In addition to the fire department, more than a thousand volunteers and hundreds of members of the military were involved in the cleanup work.
Vehicles had been washed away like toys Rescue workers continued to tirelessly search for a missing child. The search now focuses on the town of Son Carrió in the municipality of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, after the backpack of the boy was discovered there on Thursday evening, reported Spanish media. Hundreds of helpers feverishly combed the region, even at night they were in action. The age of the boy was different in Spain, with some media reporting that he was five years old and others writing that he was eight. His mother was reportedly killed in the floods. His seven-year-old sister was rescued by a German from the floods. The family had been looking for the man for days to thank. Now the Brandenburger has been located. Daniel Thielk told RTL station: "I pulled her out of the torrent on my arm. She did not want to let me go. "After the storm, which claimed that 233 liters of water per square meter fell from the sky, roads had quickly turned into raging rivers. Vehicles had been washed away like toys. The Mallorcan newspaper "Ultima Hora" quoted a resident as saying, "I was home with my husband, the water rose to my chest. We've lost everything, we've got to throw away all the furniture. "One man said," I was scared to see the cars swim by and see someone inside. "To reassure worried vacationers, the Balearic government issued a message The forces had arrived in the morning admitted that more people could be buried among the mud masses, because more and more personal objects were discovered in the mud, as a member of the rescue teams told the news channel Canal 24 Horas. However, the Balearic Government ruled out this afternoon. Minister Cladera emphasized that no one was reported as missing except for the child. To reassure worried vacationers, the Balearic Government issued a message. In a statement by the local Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Director ATB, Jaume Alzamora, was quoted as saying, "The affected area in the northeast of the island is very small. The rest of Mallorca has not been hit by floods. "In the main tourist areas, such as at the just popular with Germans party beach Playa de Palma, rule absolute normality.
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