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Huge Portugal forest fires kill 43, injure scores

Deccan Herald Saturday, 17 June 2017
Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 43 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, and injured scores of others, the government said Sunday.

Nearly 600 firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched late Saturday to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of...
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News video: Huge forest fire kills dozens in central Portugal

▶ Huge forest fire kills dozens in central Portugal 01:12

At least 24 people have reportedly been killed and several others hurt by a massive forest fire in central Portugal. Around 400 firefighters are battling the blaze in the mountainous Pedrogão Grande region, some 200km northeast of Lisbon. According to initial reports, it appears most of the victims...

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