Country awaits arrival of more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy as deadly fires continue

More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control the deadly wildfire that raged across a central region of the country over the weekend, killing at least 62 people and injuring dozens more.

The government has declared three days of national mourning as it awaits the arrival of more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy. Both the EU and the UN have pledged to provide any necessary assistance.

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