In Portugal, declared three days of mourning for the victims of a forest fire that broke out on Saturday in the Central part of the country. According to recent reports, the death toll was at least 62 people. Sunday match of the Confederations Cup between the national teams of Portugal and Mexico, which will be held in Kazan, will start with a minute of silence.
In Portugal, declared three days of mourning for the victims of a forest fire in the Central part of the country. This was reported «Interfax» with reference to the Portuguese Prime Minister, antónio Costa.
«The country is faced with this human tragedy, which was not the Portuguese people. Unfortunately, we are talking about the biggest tragedy in recent years associated with forest fires,» he said.
The mourning will last from Sunday until Tuesday. According to recent reports, the fire killed 62 people, injured another 54. Most of the victims were civilians, but among the dead there are also eight firefighters.
As has informed Agency «RIA Novosti» with reference to the Portuguese football Federation, the match of the Confederations Cup, Portugal-Mexico, which will take place on Sunday in Kazan will start with a minute of silence.