>> Portugal's deadliest ever single forest fire spreading through the mountains 200 kilometers Northeast of the capital. The government on Sunday saying at least 43 people have been killed, most perishing in their cars as they were trying to flee. Civil protection headquarters warning, the number of dead could rise with the blaze still largely uncontrolled.
ore than 500 firefighters are working to quell the flames which have also razed homes. Portugal is sweltering under an intense heat wave with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, calling the forest fire one of the biggest tragedies in recent years.