Portugal forest fires under control after more than 60 deaths
Officials say some fires could reignite after huge blaze ravaged tens of thousands of hectares around Pedrógão Grande

Wildfires that killed 64 people in Portugal have been brought under control, firefighters have said, as the government insisted it was still too early to say whether the disaster could have been handled better.

Portugal’s worst forest fire broke out on Saturday in the central municipality of Pedrógão Grande before spreading to neighbouring areas including Góis, Pampilhosa da Serra and Arganil.

Many of those who died were killed in their cars as they tried to flee the flames, which also injured more than 250 people.


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