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43 Dead in Central Portugal Forest Fires

NYTimes.com Sunday, 18 June 2017 ()
Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 43 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years."
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News video: Massive wildfires sweep through Portugal, at least 60 killed

Massive wildfires sweep through Portugal, at least 60 killed 00:46

A forest fire in central Portugal broke out this past Saturday, killing 60 people. According to Jorge Gomez, the secretary of state for internal administration, at least half of the victims died in their vehicles as the raging fire engulfed the roads. The initial cause of the fire has not yet been...

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