Number of victims in Portugal wildfires rose to 57

Source : 112 Ukraine

Residents of nearby settlements had to leave their homes
14:49, 18 June 2017


57 people died in Pedrógão Grande wildfire in Portugal, 59 were injured, five of them are in serious condition. This was reported by TSF radio station.

It is noted that 30 victims were found in their vehicles, 17 near the cars or at the roadside and 10 in rural areas. 720 rescuers and 225 vehicles are now engaged in liquidation of fire.

It is also informed that the residents of nearby settlements had to leave their homes. There is no electricity supply in the area where fire occurred.

Related: 24 people died in forest fires in Portugal

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