– At least 36 people died in fires that swept Central and Northern regions of Portugal, said on Tuesday the Portuguese radio station TSF.
According to the TSF, another seven people are reported missing. In addition, 62 people were injured, 15 of them are in hospital in serious condition.
Currently, with fire fighting in Portugal 3.3 thousand firefighters.
The situation with forest fires, which tend to cover some parts of Portugal every summer, worsened on 15 October due to high temperatures and strong winds.
This summer, victims of the forest fires are 64 people, 250 were injured.