58 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 58 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called “the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years.”
Nearly 60 other people were injured, including four firefighters and a seriously injured minor, Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes told state broadcaster RTP.
A lightning strike is believed to have sparked the blaze in the Pedrogao Grande area after investigators found a tree that was hit during a “dry thunderstorm,” the head of the national judicial police told Portuguese media.
Many world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressed solidarity with Portugal.
(Photo portugal fire)
Morto i basta herido den kandela di mondi na Portugal
AVELAR, Portugal – Kandela di mondi a kousa 58 morto i basta herido. Mayoria di e mortonan ta hendenan ku e keda pegá den nan outo. E promé minister a deklará ku esaki ta e tragedia di mas grandi di bida humano ku e la konosé. Entre e hendenan heridá tin mucha i bomberonan.
Kousa di e kandela lo tabata un rayo di welek ku a pega e mondi na kandela. Esaki a sali na kla segun investigadónan a deskrubí un palu ku supuestamente a keda alkansá dor di e rayo i ku tabatin e evidentenan riba dje.
Lidernan mundial a demonstrá solidaridat ku e insidente aki na Portugal.
(Foto: Portugal fire)