Madrid sends help to Portuguese inferno

Three Spanish Bombardier CL-415 and a Canadair CL-215 T aircraft flew to the disaster zone on Sunday

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Pedrogao Grande (Portugal), 18/06/2017.- Burnt cars and body bags on the N236 road between Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera, near Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, 18 June 2017. At least fifty-seven people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, with many being trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road on the evening of 17 June 2017. A total of 688 firefighters are providing assistance. (Incendio) EFE/EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES

A devastating forest fire in central Portugal had claimed 62 lives by Tuesday. It broke out on Saturday afternoon in Pedrógão Grande, 60 kilometres north-west of the Spanish border.

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