Five people have died during flash floods on Majorca – including two holidaymakers from the UK.

The couple reportedly died when their taxi got caught in a raging torrent of water in the town of Sant Llorenc, about 40 miles east of the capital Palma.

The town’s deputy mayor Antonia Bauza confirmed two of the victims were British nationals.

Pictures from the scene show vehicles being swept through city streets and homes submerged in water with residents holding on to rooftops.

Foreign Office officials say they are “urgently seeking updates” from Spanish authorities.

The Foreign Office said in a statement: “We are in contact with the Spanish authorities responding to flooding in Majorca, and urgently seeking updates from them.”

Authorities have confirmed that at least five people have died on the island and 15 people are missing after the floods on Tuesday evening.

The British tourists were travelling in a taxi in the town of Sant Lorrenc at around 8pm on Tuesday when a river burst its banks (Image: Google)

The first two victims were aged 71 and 83. One was trapped by a torrent of water that flooded the basement of his home and another was found by a road linking the town of Arta to the coastal resort of Canyamel.

Spanish authorities said 80 soldiers would join more than 100 rescuers working in the area.

The Spanish weather forecasters said 8in of rain fell in four hours.

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