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Deadly forest fire claims 57 lives in Portugal, PM Modi expresses grief


Lisbon: A forest fire incident in Portugal has claimed at least 57 livers so far, media reports said.

The incident has left 59 people inured. The injured people include firefighters.

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Most died while trying to flee the Pedrógão Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government, BBC reported

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Large number of firefighters are currently working to bring the fire under control, reports said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in the forest fire tragedy in Portugal.

“Sad to learn of tragic loss of lives in the forest fire in Portugal. Deepest condolences to the Portugese people on this tragedy,” Modi tweeted.


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