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20 October 2018
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Prosecutors charge 66 over 2017 fires

by TPN/PA, in News · 29-09-2018 09:47:00 · 0 Comments

Prosecutors in Portugal are bringing charges of criminally negligent homicide against 12 defendants over the deaths of 66 people in a major wildfire last year.

Prosecutors charge 66 over 2017 fires

 

At Pedrogão Grande, 47 people died in their cars as they fled the flames in June 2017.

 

Investigators allege the municipal road they used was not properly maintained and had dense woodland running close along it.

 

Those facing charges include three local councillors and a council employee, three executives for a road maintenance company, three commanders from the government's Civil Protection Agency and two executives at a power company.

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Edition 1497
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