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Family’s tribute to Scots couple killed in Majorca floods

Anthony and Delia Green, from Moffat in Dumfries, died along with cab driver Juan Sillero.

Killed: Anthony and Delia Green were on a two-week holiday.
Killed: Anthony and Delia Green were on a two-week holiday.

The family of a Scots couple who were killed in flash floods in Majorca say they take comfort in the knowledge they ‘died together’.

Anthony and Delia Green, from Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway, died along with cab driver Juan Sillero when the car they were travelling in was swept away by a torrent of water near the coastal resort of S’Illot.

Mr Green, 77, and his wife, 75, were being driven to a hotel in Cala Bona when the taxi was caught by the floodwaters.

Rescue workers reportedly found the car submerged and on its side at the mouth of the torrent in S’Illot at 1am on Wednesday.

In a statement issued through the Foreign Office, the family of Mr and Mrs Green 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.”

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