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    Massive Forest Fire in Central Portugal Leaves 43 People Dead - Reports

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    A total number of victims of a large forest fire in central Portugal increased to 43 people, local media reported, citing the state secretary of interior.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Publico media outlet reported, citing the aforementioned official, that the death toll of forest fire climbed to 39 people, while 59 people are injured.

    The extremely hot weather in Portugal led to fire outbreak in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande on Saturday. The flames quickly spread to four different directions, damaging several settlements.

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