A raging forest fire enveloped a stretch of road in central Portugal, killing at least 30 motorists who were trapped in their cars.
The fire, which is still burning, has left more than 60 people dead in the area, the Portuguese government said on Sunday.
Prime Minister António Costa described the blaze in the Pedrógão Grande area as “the worst tragedy in terms of human lives that we’ve known in recent years.”
The fire spread along four fronts with “great violence,” he said.
Portugal has been hit regularly by devastating summer forest fires, and the nation and the rest of the Iberian Peninsula have been suffering a heat wave for several days, with temperatures climbing above 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit, in several regions.