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Fires – Portugal’s socialist government is just nine votes away from being toppled

parliamentPortugalAccording to the National Authority for Civil Protection’s report at noon today, the horrendous fires that swept across 225,447 hectares of Portugal’s forest and farmland over the past three days, have injured 71 people, of which 16 remain in serious condition, and killed 37 people with seven still missing.

Despite many smaller fires successfully being doused today, October 17, the red alert remained in place until 20:00 but the serious fires have been declared ‘over.’


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