PHOTOS: Portuguese Wildfires Kill at Least 62

PHOTOS: Portuguese Wildfires Kill at Least 62 Photo: AP/Armando Franca

June 19, 2017 11:51 AM

Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy" the country has experienced in years.

Portugal has declared three days of national mourning for the victims in the blaze "which has caused an irreparable loss of human life," according to a government statement.

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