Death toll in Portugal wildfires soars to 27

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At least 27 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says.

More than 50 people have been injured.

A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires, 32 of which were serious.

“We can confirm the deaths of 27 people in the districts of Coimbra, Castelo Branco, Viseu and Guarda,” AFP quoted Patricia Gaspar as saying.



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