Portugal interior minister resigns after fire disasters

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Smoke and flames from a forest fire are seen near Lousa
Smoke and flames from a forest fire are seen near Lousa, Portugal, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

October 18, 2017

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa resigned from her post after fires killed more than a hundred people in the country’s two worst disasters of recent times, the government said on Wednesday.

The minister said in her resignation letter that after the fires of recent days “I considered that I didn’t have the political and personal conditions to continue in my post.”

(Reporting By Axel Bugge; editing by John Stonestreet)

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