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Portugal forest fires death toll rises to 44, authorities say

Portugal forest fires death toll rises to 44, authorities say

October 21, 2017

LISBON, Oct 21 ― The death toll from forest fires that have devastated parts of central Portugal in recent days rose again yesterday to 44, following the death of one of the people injured in the blazes, authoriities said. “It was a person who was seriously injured and hospitalised in Coimbra,” Patricia Gaspar, spokeswoman for the civil protection authority, told AFP. “The number of injured is still around 70,” she added. A day earlier another corpse was discovered in... Read more

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