Portugal and Spain wildfires leave at least 31 killed

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A wave of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say, the BBC reports.

Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said.

More than 50 people have also been injured in Portugal; 15 are reported to be in a serious condition. Local media say several people are still missing there, including a month-old baby.

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