Portugal: interior minister resigns after wildfires kill 100


Constanca Urbano de Sousa bows to increasing political pressure as the death toll from series of blazes mounts

Portugal’s interior minister has been replaced amid criticism over the government’s handling of a series of deadly forest fires that have killed more than 100 people in four months.

Constanca Urbano de Sousa handed her resignation to socialist prime minister Antonio Costa Wednesday, bowing to increasing political pressure as the death toll mounted.

Related: One-month-old baby among at least 32 killed in Portugal and Spain fires

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Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/19/portugal-interior-minister-resigns-wild-fires-dead

Author : Agence France-Presse

Publish date : 19 October 2017 | 12:57 am

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