Iran condoles deaths in Portugal wildfire

News ID: 4008998 -
TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) – Iran has forwarded a message of condolences to government and nation of Portugal over the country's deadliest forest fires claiming the lives of at least 62 people on Sunday.

Head of Iran-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mostafa Kavakebian, has forwarded a message to his Portuguese counterpart Adão Silva, extending his condolences and sympathy to the families of victims of Portugal’s deadliest forest fires.

He further wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the wildfire tragedy which spread on Saturday.

Forest fires have so far claimed lives of 62 people caused by what Prime Minister Antonio Costa said to be a lightning strike. The death toll is feared to rise as a number of people are still missing across the country. Over 50 people have sustained injuries, many of whom in critical condition. The Portuguese government has declared three days of mourning for the 62 victims. 

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