Over 60 people lost their lives when raging forest fires swept across a road in central Portugal.
About half of those who died where roasted in their cars, others died from suffocation owing to thick smokes and intense heat while 2 were reported to be involved in a car crash relating to the fires.
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Its not certain the cause of the fire, but officials strongly believe it was as a result of lightening during a dry storm.
Dry storms are a common occurrence in Southern European countries, it's a scenario where rain water evaporates before reaching the ground during a storm owing to prevailing high temperatures.
The Portuguese Prime Minister described the incident as the worst in its recent history.