Severe weather in Majorca: Hundreds looking for missing child in the mud – Panorama

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By red / dpa October 12, 2018 – 09:53 am On Thursday evening, the boy's backpack was discovered, which has been missing since the storm on Majorca. Around 150 helpers combed the region in the northeast of the Balearic Island.

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The storm has left a trail of devastation behind.

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Palma rescue workers are tirelessly searching for a still missing child three days after the heavy storm in Mallorca. The search is now focused on a specific area in the northeast of the Balearic Island, after the backpack of the boy was discovered on Thursday evening, reported the Spanish television on Friday morning. According to the Mallorcan newspaper "Ultima Hora", around 150 helpers combed the region all night long.

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According to new information, the boy is eight years old and not five, as previously reported in Spain. His mother was reportedly killed in the floods on Tuesday night.
In the afternoon, the Spanish royal couple want to come to the island So far, twelve people were found dead, including three Germans. After a downpour in the area around the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, roads had quickly turned into raging rivers. The forces do not rule out that more people could be buried among the mud-masses – it would be repeatedly discovered personal items that were feared that there could be more missing, said a member of the rescue teams the news channel "Canal 24 Horas".
In the afternoon, the Spanish royal couple want to come to the island to get a first-hand impression of the situation in the disaster area. King Felipe wanted to attend the military parade in Madrid on the occasion of the Spanish national holiday in the morning and travel to Mallorca in the afternoon with his wife Letizia.
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