Public broadcaster RTP says another 20 have been injured, including six firefighters

A huge forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 25 people and injured 20 others, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said on Sunday.

Several hundred firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched late on Saturday to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande before spreading fast across several fronts.

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