The toll is devastating. More than 60 people lost their lives and several people are still reported missing.
Eurofedop expresses its solidarity with the people from Portugal. In particular, it expresses its solidarity with the country’s firefighters, who do all they can to bring the fires under control.
Among the people who died, the distressing news has reached us that there are also firefighters. We express our feelings of sympathy towards the inflicted families and the colleagues of these civil servants, who lost their lives while serving their country.
Bert Van Caelenberg
Secretary General Eurofedop