Pedrógão Grande: Cabo Verdean authorities express solidarity with Portugal

Praia, June 19 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verdean authorities expressed their solidarity with Portugal after the rural fire that broke out Saturday in Pedrógão Grande, Leiria district, and killed at least 62 people.

The President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, informed through his personal page in the social network Facebook to have called the Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to transmit to him “solidarity in these tragic moments caused by devastating fire.”

“Personal solidarity, but also Cabo Verdeans, certainly,” added Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

Also the Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva used his personal page in the same social network to be in solidarity with Portugal. “Our solidarity and prayers.” A tragedy hit Pedrógão Grande, Leiria, in Portugal.

The fire, which killed 62 people and injured 62 people, including four firefighters, broke out early Saturday afternoon in a forest area in Escalos Fundeiros, in Pedrógão Grande (Leiria district), and spread to the neighboring municipalities of Castanheira de Pera and Figueiró dos Vinhos, forcing them to evacuate villages or leave them isolated.


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