According to the latest data, the number of victims of forest fires in Portugal has reached 43 people, media reported with reference to the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs Jorge Gomez.
At least 60 people were injured.
Forest fires in Central Portugal on Saturday, June 17, amid the dry and very hot weather. In some regions of the country, the temperature exceeded 40 degrees.
The fires covered a significant area.
To extinguish the fire attracted more than a thousand representatives of the fire service and over 400 fire engines.
In total, there were at least 11 fires, in particular in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande.
Information on casualties or damage specified.