British couple killed in Majorca floods were "looking forward to adventure"

The family of a retired British couple who were killed in a flash flood on the tourist island of Majorca had been "looking forward to their latest adventure abroad", their family said.

The couple, both in their 70s, were passengers in a taxi which was swallowed up when water surged into the area around Sant Llorenc.

The driver, Juan Sillero, was also killed.

At least 12 people are now believed to have died after torrential rainstorms hit the area around Sant Llorenc des Cadasser on Tuesday.

In a statement the family said: “We are deeply shocked by the sudden passing of our parents Delia and Tony Green in the tragic events in Majorca.


"They were travelling out to Majorca for a two week holiday when they were caught up in the flooding.

“Delia and Tony were a loving, kind and caring couple.

"They were at their happiest when they were with their family and friends. They recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.

"Originally from Atherton, Greater Manchester, they retired to Moffat fourteen years ago.

“Tony, a retired head teacher from Lancashire, worked in Germany and later in Grantham. Delia and Tony got a taste for travel with Cala Bona recently becoming a regular destination.


"They were looking forward to their latest adventure abroad. The family take some solace from the knowledge that they died together.

“Our thoughts also go out to their taxi driver and his family who are coming to terms with their loss as well. They will all be missed by everyone who knew them.

“We would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to our family as we come to terms with losing our parents. We would very much appreciate privacy at this most difficult of times.”


The couple were found by divers inside the vehicle in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The taxi was submerged by the flood water in the resort town of S’illot.

Friend Emilio Dicerbo told the BBC: "They were a very friendly, lovely couple.

"Tony would always get out a bit to the shops most mornings and we would have a blether.

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"He liked to go have a game of pool, he loved his wee bit of potted plants outside his front door – he did tend his plants, very neat and tidy."

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called news of the flooding "devastating" as he visited the area on Wednesday.

He said: "My solidarity and support goes out to the families and friends of victims and all the affected by these tragic floods."

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