Portugal fires: Plane crashes but no casualty information yet

Portugal fires: Plane crashes but no casualty information yet

  • 20 June 2017
  • From the section Europe

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A water-bombing plane fighting huge forest fires in central Portugal has crashed, local officials say.

So far there has been no information about casualties.

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the fires that have claimed the lives at least 64 people and injured more than 130 since Saturday.

Many of the victims died after becoming trapped in cars as they tried to flee.