The number of victims of forest fires in Portugal has risen to 39

© REUTERS / Axel Videdit from forest fires in Portugal. 17.06.2017The number of victims of forest fires in Portugal has risen to 39© REUTERS / Axel Bugge

The number of victims of forest fires in Portugal has risen to 39, according to the newspaper Publico, citing Secretary of state for home Affairs Jorge Gomez.

Injured 59 people.

Earlier it was reported about 24 dead.

On Saturday in some regions of the country, the temperature exceeded 40 degrees. A fire broke out in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande. The flames quickly spread, fire damaged several settlements, but accurate data on the extent of the damage yet.

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