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Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

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CHARRED. A policeman walks on a road past burnt cars after a wildfire in Figueiro dos Vinhos on June 18, 2017. Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Portugal’s national route 236 is transformed into a road of hell as raging wildfires ripped through the wooded countryside

FIGUEIRÓ DOS VINHOS, Portugal – Trapped in his car by the raging wildfires that killed around 60 people in Portugal, Luis Prior managed to save his life by rushing head-on through the flames. Continue reading Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

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FOREST ABLAZE. A wildfire is reflected in a stream at Penela, Coimbra, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Many of the fatalities were burnt to death in their cars, the government says

PEDRÓGÃO GRANDE, Portugal (Jun. 18, 2017) — Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed more than 60 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, June 18, in the country’s worst such disaster in recent history. Continue reading Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens