Rosturizm has provided advice in connection with forest fires in Portugal

© 2017 AFP / Patricia De Melo Mohegans the fire in the centre of Portugal. 18 Jun 2017Rosturizm has provided advice in connection with forest fires in Portugal© AFP 2017 / Patricia De Melo Moreira

Rostourism recommends Russian citizens in Portugal to comply with safety measures, follow the instructions of local authorities and avoid visiting the area of forest fires, according to the materials of the Department.

«Rostourism recommends Russian citizens on the territory of Portugal, to observe personal safety measures, follow the instructions of local authorities and avoid visiting the area of forest fires», — is spoken in the message. It is also noted that the Federal Agency for tourism is in touch with the situation and crisis centre of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and monitors the development of the situation.

Earlier, the Secretary of internal Affairs of Portugal Jorge Gomes said that the death toll in fires in Portugal has risen to 62, and about 60 people were injured. Just throughout the country, recorded a 30 fires.

Cause a powerful fire in the municipalities of Pedrogao Grande, which killed more than 60 people, was struck a tree in lightning. Because of the heat and dry winds, the fire spread rapidly through the woods, and spread to the settlements located in this mountainous terrain.

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Dozens of people were trapped by fire on the road between figueiró DOS Vinhos and Castanheira di Pera. According to preliminary data, 30 of them died in their cars. Six people in Pedrogao Grande managed to escape in the water tank. Only in fighting fires in Portugal the participation of 2.2 thousand firefighters and military, as well as 685 vehicles. To the aid of Portugal, Spain has sent four aircraft and firefighters.

Russian tourists among victims of the fires in Portugal, no, told RIA Novosti earlier Monday, the head of the state tourism projects and tourism security of the Federal tourism Agency Svetlana Sergeeva.

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