More than 30 people injured as wildfires rage across central Portugal


An estimated 30 people were injured in a series of wildfires in central Portugal.

More than 3,000 firefighters and 30 aircraft were involved in the blaze, the country’s Civil Protection Agency said on Sunday.

Officials say 12 firefighters and 17 civilians need medical attention to treat minor injuries, such as inhaling smoke.

The Portuguese government has issued a stern warning that will last until Friday.

The wildfires are coming because the country is in a heat wave of up to 43 degrees Fahrenheit[43 ° C]. In June, 96 percent of the Southern European countries were assigned Being in a “severe” or “severe” drought.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa has postponed his visit to Mozambique this week.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Susa has also canceled a trip to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in New York.

The European Union (EU) has launched a firefighting assistance program that will allow EU member states to share resources to help Portugal.

Climate change says the continent is one of the most difficult years for natural disasters such as drought and wildfires.

A.D. In 2017, more than 100 people were killed in a wildfire in Portugal.

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