Tests on bones confirm 112th victim of October 15 fires

The Institute of Legal Medicine has confirmed that bones discovered last month in Folgosinho, Gouveia are indeed those of missing local resident Rui Costa, 49 – not seen since the second round of ‘killer’ fires of last year in mid-October which devastated huge tracts of the interior. This brings the tally of the dead in 2017’s worst blazes to 112. There is however, one ‘missing person’ still unaccounted for.

According to reports, he is 70-year-old Libânio Cardoso, who lived in Troviscal in Sertã.