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Citizens of the Russian Federation, previously, was not affected by fire in Portugal

MADRID, June 19. /Offset. TASS Ekaterina Vorobyeva/. Citizens of Russia, according to the latest data, was not injured in the fire in the Portuguese district of Leiria. On Monday the correspondent of TASS reported the press attache of the Russian Embassy in Portugal Alexander Bryantsev.

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“According to the latest information that the Portuguese authorities sent us, that is, late last night, they said that currently, foreigners affected by fire do not, he said. But is still in the active stage, so the situation may somehow develop .” “According to information at the moment, the evidence that anybody from the Russian citizens has suffered,” said Bryantsev.

Previously, the newspaper Publico reported that the victims of the fire were at least 62 people, and about 60 injured. The fire that began June 17 in the afternoon near the village Pedrogao Grande 190 km from Lisbon, still failed to take control. In fire fighting involved hundreds of people. Fire fighting is complicated by the heat and strong gusts of wind. According to local police, the fire could have started as a result of a lightning strike.

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