The neighbours, including a disabled 95-year-old woman, survived the fire that killed 62 people. (BBC News - Top Stories) More
Portugal's Siresp rescue network 'failed forest fire victims'
At least 10 emergency calls failed to reach firefighters last week during the forest fires in which 64 people died, reports say. Civil protection officials have already revealed that rescuers were let down by the Siresp emergency services network ...
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 6:22 am | Google News
Brits saved from "unreal" Portugal forest fire by jumping into pool as blaze raged around them
A group of Brits were saved from the Portugal forest fire by a quick-thinking man who ushered them into his swimming pool as blaze closed in. At least 64 people have died in the country's worst wildfire in which questions have been asked about the ...
Portugal's prime minister calls on emergency services to explain wildfire response
More Than 60 Dead As Vast Wildfire Sweeps Across Portugal
Posted on 21 June 2017 | 4:08 pm | Google News
Portugal fires: Varzeas mourns villagers who fled
"We heard a massive noise from the forest," Amilcar Ferreira remembers. To emphasise, he blows out his cheeks. "And then we saw the flames." "We'd never seen anything like it before," says Waldemar de Jesus Lopez. "It all happened in just a few seconds.".
Posted on 20 June 2017 | 12:37 pm | Google News
'It was like a horror film': Portugal's worst forest fire disaster
Also in Nodeirenho an 84-year-old woman and 11 neighbours survived by hiding for six hours in a water tank as the flames consumed the village around them. Maria do Ceu Silva described on Monday how residents had called fire services more than 20 ...
Posted on 20 June 2017 | 9:07 am | Google News
पुर्तगाल की आग : 12 लोगों ने पानी की टंकियों में 6 घंटे बैठ बचाई जान
लिस्बन. पुर्तगाल में लगी भीषण आग से बचाने के लिए लोगों को पानी की टंकी में बैठने की सलाह देकर मारिया दो शियू सिल्वा हीरो हो गईं। उन्हीं की सलाह मानकर 12 लोग अपनी जान बचाने में सफल रहे।
Posted on 20 June 2017 | 12:15 am | Google News
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Villagers in Portugal forest fire hid from flames in water tank
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An 84-year-old Portuguese woman and 11 neighbours survived the country's worst forest fire by hiding for six hours in a water tank as the flames consumed the village around them. María do Céu Silva described yesterday how residents of the hillside ...
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 6:03 pm | Google News
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