Couple killed in Majorca floods ‘had been looking forward to latest 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.

Tony and Delia Green, who were in their 70s and had been married for 55 years, died when their taxi was swept away by surging waters near the coastal resort of S'Illot on Tuesday night.

Their relatives said in a statement released through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that the couple, who retired 14 years ago, would be "missed by everyone who knew them".

Majorca flooding
Majorca flooding

The couple, originally from Atherton, Greater Manchester, regularly visited the fishing town of Cala Bona on the island and developed "a taste for travel", the statement said.

It continued: "They were looking forward to their latest adventure abroad.

"The family take some solace from the knowledge that they died together."

Authorities on the island said 12 people died after torrential rain deluged the region around the town of Sant Llorenc, about 40 miles east of the capital, Palma.