June 19th, 2017
Death toll rises to 62 in central Portugal wildfire
Portugal has declared three days of national mourning after a wildfire killed 62 people, with the death toll still climbing. Authorities are facing criticism for not closing a road where 47 of those deaths occurred as people were attempting to flee. More than 1,500 firefighters are still battling flames this morning. The cause of the wildfire is still under investigation.