Europe suffers deaths, injuries, evacuations as fires rage in south

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Death and injuries stalked Europe on Wednesday as fires that refuse to die down thrived thanks to dry conditions and a blistering heatwave. In Portugal, firefighters struggled to contain 25 major and minor wildfires, the civil defence agency ANEPC said. The worst are two fires in Chaves and Murça, in the Vila Real district east of Porto, where at least three people died and 223 were injured, six of them seriously, ANEPC said. Some 1,055 people have been evacuated, though the 900 emergency personnel are making significant progress in containing the fires, it added. A months-long drought coupled…

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