The number of victims of forest fires in Portugal has exceeded 40 people
Moscow. June 18. INTERFAX.RU up To 43 people has increased the number of victims of the wildfires in Central Portugal, said on Sunday the Portuguese broadcasting company RTP with reference to the Secretary of state for internal Affairs management Jorge Gomes garden. According to him, in the disaster area entered a state of emergency.
In fire fighting involved about 600 firefighters and 190 units of special equipment. From Spain to the aid of the Portuguese firefighters sent two special aircraft. It is expected that the assistance to combat a fire will provide and France.
“Unfortunately, we are talking about the biggest tragedy in recent years associated with forest fires”, — commented the Prime Minister of Portugal, antónio Costa. According to him, the priority now is saving the lives of those who may still be in danger.
In connection with the tragedy in the country will be declared national mourning.