Contrary to Spanish and Hungarian press reports, a search for two Hungarian tourists who had gone missing on the island of Mallorca last week has been expanded, rather than suspended, a state secretary of the Hungarian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Spanish authorities who have been conducting an intensive search for the two Hungarians since Oct. 23 are now inspecting a larger area in the ocean with currents considered underneath, Tamás Menczer said on his Facebook page.

A local newspaper said last weekend that two Hungarian siblings, an 18-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, had been reported missing from their hotel of the Cala d’Or resort on the south-east of the island..

The report came two days after witnesses saw that in stormy weather two people were swept into the sea by a huge wave.

Last Wednesday, there was torrential rain on the Balearic Islands and Catalonia. Two people died and six have been registered as missing.


The body of a Hungarian tourist, one of two people reported missing in Mallorca last week, has been found, a foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

State Secretary Tamás Menczer said that the body of a man was identified by local police in Mallorca based on personal documentation found in the dead tourist’s backpack.

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