The Latest: Portuguese soccer group sends condolences on fire

LISBON, Portugal — The Latest on a Portugal timberland fires (all times local):

5:25 p.m.

Portugal’s inhabitant soccer group is wearing black arm bands and has stood for a impulse of overpower with a Mexican group in oneness with a country’s timberland glow victims.

The rite took place before a teams’ compare Sunday during a Confederations Cup contest in Kazan, Russia.

Coach Fernando Santos, Cristiano Ronaldo and a rest of a players expelled a matter observant “in this unhappy hour, we send a deepest sympathies to a families, friends and desired ones of a victims of a fires.”

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, attending a match, also charity his condolences. He says “we wish to send a large cuddle to everybody in Portugal for what they are going through, that is positively terrible. There are no difference for that.”

Officials contend 62 people have died in a distracted timberland glow northeast of Lisbon, many while perplexing to rush in their cars.

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4:50 p.m.

Greece’s primary apportion has charity his Portuguese co-worker Antonio Costa assistance in fighting a lethal wildfires in his country.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Costa on Sunday afternoon to offer his condolences for a 62 victims of a timberland glow northeast of Lisbon and to offer a support of a Greek people. His matter says Tsipras “also emphasized that Greece will offer any assistance required to quarrel a fires.”

Greece gifted a deadliest fires a decade ago. From Jun to Sep 2007, 84 people died in Greek wildfires, including 67 in a glow that torched 1,500 block kilometers (370,000 acres) of timberland and farmland in southern Greece.

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3:55 p.m.

Portuguese officials contend many of a 62 people who died in a timberland glow north of Lisbon were perplexing to rush a combustion in their cars.

The timberland glow began Saturday in a Pedrogao Grande area, 150 kilometers (95 miles) northeast of Lisbon.

Interior Ministry executive Jorge Gomes pronounced Sunday that during slightest 30 people died inside their cars as they attempted to flee. He says 17 others died right outward their cars or by a road, 11 people died in a timberland and dual people died in a automobile collision associated to a fire. He pronounced there was no information on a other dual deaths.

So far, no one has been reported killed by a glow inside a house.

Gomes says 54 people have also been injured, 5 of them seriously, including 4 firefighters and a minor.

Temperatures in a area have strike 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in new days.

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1:30 p.m.

Portugal has announced 3 days of inhabitant morning as a timberland glow genocide fee has reached 62.

Interior Ministry executive Jorge Gomes has told state broadcaster RTP that a series of victims from a abandon and suffocating fume has reached 60, while another dual people perished in a trade collision associated to a fires.

The supervision has announced Sunday by Tuesday inhabitant days of anguish for a victims of a glow “which has caused an lost detriment of tellurian life.”

The supervision also says that 360 soldiers are fasten a 700 firefighters struggling to put out a glow that started on Saturday.

The tragedy is a misfortune in new memory in a southern European country, that mostly suffers wildfires during a prohibited and dry summer months.

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12:25 p.m.

The European Commission says it is operative with EU member states to respond to a call for assistance released overnight by Portuguese authorities in sequence to quarrel a timberland glow in executive Portugal that has claimed 57 lives so far.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sent a minute to Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, expressing “profound sadness” for a glow in Pedrogao Grande and charity “most felt solidarity.”

Juncker wrote in a minute that “Our thoughts are with all a victims, their families and all a dauntless soldiers of assent that in a really formidable turf and underneath severe resources continue to quarrel this terrible fire.”

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12 p.m.

Portugal’s primary apportion has thanked a hundreds of firefighters combating timberland fires that have killed during slightest 57 people.

Antonio Costa tweeted his “deepest bewail for a victims … and a word of support and strength for all who assistance quarrel this scourge.”

He combined “I am so grateful to a firefighters and other professions who are giving their all for a confidence of any of us by fighting a fires.”

Also, Spain says it is promulgation dual water-dumping aircraft to assistance adjacent Portugal quarrel a glow that has raged given Saturday night.

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11:30 a.m.

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Pope Francis has led thousands of people in a impulse of wordless ask for a victims of a Portugal fire.

Francis referred to a “devastating fire” during a finish of his Sunday prayer, delivered from his studio window unaware St. Peter’s Square.

The throng fell wordless and Francis bent his conduct to remember a “many victims” of a blaze.

Francis visited a Portuguese tabernacle of Fatima final month.

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11:15 a.m.

Portugal’s soccer group has voiced a condolences for a victims of timberland fires that have claimed during slightest 57 lives.

The team’s players, including star Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Fernando Santos, sealed a matter observant “in this unhappy hour we send a deepest sympathies to a families, friends and desired ones of a victims of a fires.”

Portugal’s group is in Russia, where it is set to start a Confederations Cup after on Sunday opposite Mexico.

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10:25 a.m.

The European Union has activated a polite insurance efforts to assistance Portugal quarrel timberland fires that have killed during slightest 43 people.

The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides voiced his condolences for a victims in a statement, observant a “EU is entirely prepared to help.”

Stylianides says that in response to a ask for assistance by Portugal, Spain and France are both promulgation aircraft to assistance quarrel a flames.

France is promulgation 3 planes, while Spain has sent several firefighting aircraft.

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9:50 a.m.

Spain’s primary apportion has charity support to Portugal after timberland fires have killed during slightest 43 people in a adjacent country.

Mariano Rajoy has tweeted that he is “overwhelmed by a tragedy during Pedrogao Grande. The Portuguese people can count on a solidarity, support and care.”

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa pronounced that Spanish rescuers would support in efforts to control a blazes.

Many victims were killed when their cars were engulfed by abandon as they swept opposite a nation highway nearby a city of Pedrogao Grande.

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9:30 a.m.

A internal proprietor who fled from a timberland glow in executive Portugal has blamed a miss of sleet for assisting furnish a glow that has killed 43 people and harmed scores more.

Avelar proprietor Isabel Brandao has told The Associated Press that “the problem is that there was no rain. If it had rained, this would not happen.”

Brandao pronounced that “at 3:30 a.m. my mother-in-law woke me adult fast and we never went to nap again. We were fearful a glow would strech us.”

Portuguese authorities contend that they are still questioning a means of a fire. But Prime Minister Antonio Costa pronounced high temperatures of 40 C (104 F) in new days might have played a part.

Many victims were killed when their cars were engulfed by abandon as they swept opposite a nation road.

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8:25 a.m.

A Portuguese interior method executive says that a genocide fee in a timberland fires distracted in executive Portugal has increasing to 39.

Interior Ministry executive Jorge Gomes has been quoted as giving a new figure on open broadcaster RTP. Government officials contend many of victims died in their cars when abandon swept over a road.

About 600 firefighters are fighting blazes that are distracted in a Pedrogao Grande area about 150 kilometers (95 miles) northeast of Lisbon.

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This object has been corrected to uncover that Jorge Gomes is an Interior Ministry official, not interior minister.

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4:35 a.m.

Portuguese radio hire TSF says a Interior Ministry has reliable that 25 people have been killed in timberland fires in executive Portugal.

Government officials contend many of victims died in their cars when abandon swept over a road.

About 600 firefighters are fighting blazes that are distracted in a Pedrogao Grande area about 150 kilometers (95 miles) northeast of Lisbon.

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