Portuguese wildfires: government declares three days of mourning

Blazes that have killed at least 60 continue as government criticised for not doing enough to coordinate wildfire prevention

More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control deadly wildfires that raged across a central region of the country over the weekend, killing at least 62 people and injuring dozens more.

The government has declared three days of national mourning as it awaits the arrival of more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy. The EU and UN have also pledged to provide any necessary assistance.

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