‘portugal weeps’ as deadly forest fire rages

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searing temperatures drop slightly, but blaze spreads to neighbouring regions of castelo branco and coimbrapedrsgco grande, portugal: more than 1,000 firefighters on monday continued to battle a giant forest fire that swept through central portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people.the country was in mourning after the deadliest such disaster in its recent history, with many victims burnt as they were trapped in their cars around the epicentre in pedrogao grande.“portugal weeps for pedrogao grande,” said the i newspaper while mainstream publico’s headline simply read “why?”“the fire has reached a level of human tragedy that we have never seen before,” said a visibly moved prime minister antonio costa, who announced three days of mourning from sunday.portugal’s national route 236 was transformed into a road of hell as the ferocious blaze ripped through the wooded countryside.although the searing temperatures had dropped slightly on monday, the fire was still rag......

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