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Portugal Fires Kill More Than 60, Including Drivers Trapped in Cars - New York Times

MADRID — A raging forest fire in central Portugal this weekend killed more than 60 people, including at least 30 motorists who were trapped in their cars when the flames enveloped a stretch of road. The fire, which was still burning on Sunday ...and more »

UN chief 'deeply saddened' by the many lives claimed by raging wildfires in Portugal - UN News Centre

18 June 2017 – 'Shocked and horrified' at the many lives claimed by the devastating fires that hit the Pedrógão Grande region of Portugal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed his deep sadness and condolences to the ...and more »

Portugal, a country helplessly prone to forest fires - Phys.Org

Zulmira, 56, talks to her daughter on a mobile phone by the side of a burnt road in Casal de Alge, outside the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos central Portugal, Monday, June 19, 2017. More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday …more. As ...and more »

Portugal wildfire: 62 killed, victims burned in cars as they fled - CNN International

(CNN) A raging wildfire ripping through central Portugal has killed at least 62 people and injured dozens more in what officials there described as the "greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years." Eight firefighters are among the injured and four of ...and more »

EU channels extra support for Portugal to help with forest fires - EU News

The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. This morning President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately ...and more »

Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires -

Survivors emerged Monday with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes from the forest fires scorching central Portugal, and authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent Portugal's deadliest natural ...and more »

Portugal risks more and more deadly fires: experts - Phys.Org

Highly exposed to global warming's climate-altering impacts, Portugal is likely to see more massive forest fires such as the one—still raging—that has killed at least 60 people this weekend, experts say. Why Portugal, why now? The Iberian peninsula ...and more »

Twelve desperate neighbours survive deadly Portugal forest fire by hiding in water tank -

Desperate neighbours fled from a massive forest fire - and survived by hiding in a water tank. A dozen residents, including a 95-year-old woman, spent more than six hours in the tank after the fire cut off rescue access to their village. More than 1 ...and more »

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the deadly forest ... - EU News

All our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the deadly forest fires that have struck several parts of Portugal. We express our condolences to those that have lost loved ones. The EU is fully ready to help. All will be done ...and more »

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens - Phys.Org

Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 62 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history. Authorities declared three days of national mourning as more ...and more »