DOZENS KILLED IN FIRE

Los Angeles Times - - NEWS -

Flames rise near houses in Vale das Porcas, in cen­tral Por­tu­gal. A rag­ing for­est fire killed at least 62 peo­ple as they tried to flee Satur­day night, char­ring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The dis­as­ter — one of the worst tragedies Por­tu­gal has ex­pe­ri­enced in decades — shook the na­tion, with Pres­i­dent Marcelo Re­belo de Sousa declar­ing that the coun­try’s pain “knows no end.” Al­most 24 hours af­ter the deaths, fires were still burn­ing across the forested hill­sides of cen­tral Por­tu­gal. Po­lice and fire­fight­ers were search­ing charred ar­eas of the for­est and iso­lated homes, look­ing for more bod­ies.

Paulo Cunha Euro­pean Pressphoto Agency

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