OREANDA-NEWS. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade was shocked to hear about the latest wave of forest fires affecting Portugal, which according to reports so far are responsible for the deaths of 27 people, have cause extensive damage and have necessitated the evacuation of hundreds of people.

"Our consular service is in in continuous contact with the authorities and with our registered compatriots, and according to the information received so far no Hungarians have fallen victim to the disaster. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade would like to take this opportunity to express its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to wish the injured a speedy recovery".