Major rescue operation at holiday hotspot as heavy flooding leaves drivers trapped in cars after Majorca airport chaos

Major rescue operation at holiday hotspot as heavy flooding leaves drivers trapped in cars after Majorca airport chaos
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PEOPLE in a Spanish holiday hotspot have been trapped inside their cars amid heavy flooding as rescue workers try to free them.

The country is experiencing huge torrents of rain that saw the runways of Majorca airport completely swamped on Tuesday.

Rescue workers use a rope to rescue a family from their trapped car

An area of Murcia comes under deluge with heavy flooding on Wednesday[/caption]

Shocking video showed the swirling muddied waters pouring down streets
A red car is swept away in heavy storms in Murcia

Shocking footage shows the streets of Murcia, a region in south east Spain, turned into swirling rivers of brown water.

The mayor of Molina de Segura, a town in Murcia, declared an emergency as workers tried to contain the damage.

Cars became stranded in the sodden streets on Wednesday afternoon as storms rained down, La Opinion de Murcia reports.

Spain’s emergency service number, 112, was inundated with over 200 calls in just one hour today from those affected.

Massive levels of rainfall were recorded in the capital where the regional meteorological agency said more had hit in 20 minutes than “the normal average for the summer as a whole”.

People trapped in their cars had to be rescued during the heavy storms.

Dramatic video showed a fire truck pulling up to a white car stuck in the middle of a swirling muddy river.

Using a rope to keep the rescue workers steady, they carried a child out from the car before going back to get the rest of the family.

Other clips shared on X captured the swirling torrents of muddied red water pouring down streets in the Spanish region.

Bins and vehicles were almost submerged after the heavy storms.

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Some footage showed a red car being pulled down a rapid of floods on a residential street.

The same red car is pulled down the street by floods
The white family car stranded on a residential street amid heavy flooding
Cars and bins were almost submerged
Reddish-brown mud rivers filled the streets

Molina mayor Eliseo Garcia said: “It rained a lot in a very short time in areas such as Campotejar damaging crops and houses.”

He did confirm that “nobody died or was injured” in the area.

Aemet, the state meteorological body, raised its weather warning for rain and storms to orange on Wednesday in several areas of Murcia.

The flooding began to ease around 7pm, according to reports.

Yesterday flights at Palma de Majorca Airport were axed when the popular British hotspot island was hit with heavy floods.

Dramatic pictures showed the jets grounded on tarmac.

Others showed passengers inside the terminal trying to take cover as water leaked from the ceiling.

The website read: “Palma de Majorca Airport has temporarily limited operations due to the impact of a strong storm and has activated the emergency plan for flooding.”

“Check with your company before going to the airport.”

A renewed weather warning was sent out today following the floods for Majorca and the neighbouring island of Ibiza.

Palma Airport has been forced to cancel or delay the majority of flights
Majorca’s Palma airport was flooded on Tuesday
An airport worker falls back onto the flooded runway
Some 12 flights back to the UK were cancelled
Passengers were left stranded as flights were axed


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