Portugal forest fires kill 62 near Coimbra

A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 62 lives, including four children, officials say.

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.

Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze, which has spread across several fronts.

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