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Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13

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Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13
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14:32 CEST+02:00
The lifeless body of a young boy missing since the floods hit Mallorca eight days ago has been discovered, bringing the death toll to 13.

Members of Spain's emergency services who have been searching for the missing boy, Artur, since the river burst its back in Sant Llorenç last Tuesday discovered his corpse in the river around 500 meters from the last bridge over the river that burst its banks.

The grim discovery brings the final death toll to 13, including the boy's mother, Joana, who managed to push her daughter to safety before the car in which she and her two children were travelling was swept away.

In all, seven Spaniards, three Germans, two Britons and a Dutch lost their lives in the floods.

The family publicly thanked those involved in the search for their son, in a statement released on Sunday.

 “Despite all of the tough moments that we are going through we must thank all of those who are continuing to tirelessly search for Artur,” it read.

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