(NEW YORK TIMES) — MADRID — 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.”

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