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

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Deaths and injuries were reported in Europe on Wednesday as firefighters battled blazes in Greece, Portugal, France and Italy, amid dry conditions and a blistering heatwave in Europe. In Portugal, firefighters are struggling to contain 25 major and minor wildfires burning throughout the nation, Civil Defence 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, the Civil Defence ANEPC said. Some 1,055 people have been evacuated, though the 900 emergency personnel are making…

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