One of the worst forest fires in Portugal’s history is still burning out of control in a mountainous region northeast of Lisbon. At least 62 people are known dead. Many have lost their homes.
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A wildfire has engulfed large parts of central Portugal, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Germany, France and Spain have offered assistance to tackle the deadly natural disaster.
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Officials in Portugal have said the wildfires that had been raging in the middle of the country since the weekend are now under control. Sixty-four people have died and more than 200 have been left injured by the blaze.
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