Torrents of brown water swept cars along narrow streets in the eastern town of Sant Llorenc. Rivers burst their banks and swamped roads and people's homes - forcing some to take shelter in a sports centre in the nearby town of Manacor.
At least another nine people were still missing after the downpours, El Pais and other media reported, though emergency services said they could not confirm that figure.
"It's been a huge storm. In just two hours, some 180 litres of rain fell and we realised that we could not control the water," Bauza said.
"The situation is a disaster and we're trying to locate survivors and help people but everything is flooded and people cannot leave their homes," she added.
Residents swept water and mud out of those houses as the floods subsided early on Wednesday, leaving roadsides strewn with wrecked vehicles and beaches covered in debris.
"My solidarity and support go out to the families and friends of victims and all those affected by these tragic floods," Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Twitter.
Lawmakers held a minute's silence before the weekly prime minister's question time on Wednesday morning.
(With inputs from agencies.)