Dozens killed in Portugal forest fire DW

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Dozens killed in Portugal forest fire DW

- dw.com
19 Jun 2017
A woman protects herself from the smoke produced by a forest fire in Pampilhosa da Serra, Portugal. The country was hit by a series of such fires last year which devastated more than 1,000 square kilometers. Fires on the tourist island of Madeira in August killed three people. Over the whole year of 2016, around 40 homes were destroyed and 5,400 hectares (13, 344 acres) of ...

Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal search on for more bodies

19 Jun 2017
Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
- wchstv.com

Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal search on for more bodies

- newsday.com
19 Jun 2017
A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) Photo Credit: AP

Dozens killed as forest fires rage across central Portugal OOYUZ

19 Jun 2017
More than 20 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road. Portuguese radio station TSF, citing the Interior Ministry, said 25 people had been killed in blazes in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 93 miles north east of Lisbon. Around 600 firefighters were trying to put out the blazes, which ...
- ooyuz.com

Forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62, authorities

- euobserver.com
19 Jun 2017
Forest fires in Portugal have claimed at least 62 lives. Most died while trying to flee the Pedrogao Grande area, south-east of Coimbra, in their cars. Many fires broke out across the country overnight, possibly due to thunderstorms following a heatwave with temperatures of over 40°c in some areas. The authorities have declared three days of national mourning, and EU ...

Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal

19 Jun 2017
The forest fire deaths were the biggest in memory in Portugal, which saw 25 Portuguese soldiers die fighting wildfires in 1966. Last August, an outbreak of fires across Portugal killed four people, including three on the island of Madeira, and destroyed huge areas of forest.
- abc13.com

Forest fire kills 61 in Portugal search on for more bodies

- kxan.com
19 Jun 2017
PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (AP) -- A raging forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 61 people as they desperately tried to flee, charring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The disaster -- the worst tragedy Portugal has experienced in decades -- shook the nation, with the president declaring that the country's pain "knows no end."

Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell Malay Mail Online

19 Jun 2017
A firefighter works to put out a forest fire near the village of Fato, central Portugal June 18, 2017. -- Reuters pic FIGUEIRO DOS VINHOS, June 19 -- Trapped in his car by the raging wildfires that killed around 60 people in Portugal, Luis Prior managed to save his life by rushing head-on through the flames.
- themalaymailonline.com

Dead in central Portugal wildfires many killed in their cars

- bttoronto.ca
19 Jun 2017
Police investigators stand by a burnt car on the road between Castanheira de Pera and Figueiro dos Vinhos, central Portugal, Sunday, June 18 2017. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed more than 50 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have ...

Dozens killed as forest blaze rages

19 Jun 2017
"It's the greatest tragedy of human lives that we've seen with forest fires in Portugal in the last few years," Prime Minister Antonio Costa said overnight in comments broadcast by television channel SIC Noticias. There were 156 fires on Saturday, he said.
- smh.com.au

Forest fire kills 43 in central Portugal

- nation.co.ke
19 Jun 2017
A wildfire is reflected in a stream at Penela, Coimbra, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017. The fire killed at least 25 people and injured 16 others, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said on Sunday. PHOTO | PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA | AFP

Killed, 62 injured in Portugal forest fire

19 Jun 2017
A picture taken on June 18, 2017 shows a forest in flames during a wildfire near the village of Mega Fundeira. Portugal declared three days of national mourning from June 18, 2017 after the most deadly forest fire in its recent history, raging through the centre of the country. The fire, which broke out June 17, 2017 in the Pedrogao Grande district, had killed at least 62 ...
- tribune.com.pk

Portugal wildfire kills more than 62, most of them in cars

- watchers.news
19 Jun 2017
A catastrophic wildfire believed to be caused by a dry thunderstorm has killed more than 62 people near Pedrógão Grande, central Portugal early Sunday, June 18, 2017. Most of them died in cars while trying to escape, officials said. Local media said several houses were destroyed and more than 60 people injured, among them several firefighters. The death toll ...

A massive forest fire in Portugal has killed

19 Jun 2017
Burned cars on the N236 road between Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera, near Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017. Many of the victims of the fire were trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road on the evening of June 17. (Miguel A. Lopes/European Pressphoto Agency)
- washingtonpost.com

Portugal Declares 3 Days Of Mourning As Vast Wildfire Kills Dozens

- npr.org
19 Jun 2017
A stream in Penela reflects the wildfire raging in central Portugal on Sunday. The fire, which has killed dozens of people, is "the worst tragedy in terms of human lives that we've known in recent years." Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

At least 61 killed, many in cars overrun by blaze

19 Jun 2017
The European Union has activated its civil protection efforts to help Portugal extinguish the fires. EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides expressed his condolences for the victims in a statement, saying the "EU is fully ready to help."
- intellinews.org

Portugal fire 2017 kills 57 in forest near Pedrog o Grande, Lisbon

- express.co.uk
19 Jun 2017
The cause of the fires is not yet known, although the difficulties tackling the blazes were blamed by Jaime Marta Soares, president of Portugal's League of Firefighters, on the condition of the country's woods and forests combined with the high temperatures, strong winds and low levels of humidity.
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