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September 19, 2017

Raging forest fire kills at least 61 in central Portugal

By HELENA ALVES ARMANDO FRANCA The Associated Press
This article was published June 19, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal -- A raging forest fire in central Portugal sent flames sweeping over roads, killing at least 61 people, many of them trapped in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said Sunday. The country's prime minister called it "the biggest tragedy" that Portugal has experienced in decades and declared three days of national mourning.

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