Norwich City right back Ivo Pinto pays tribute to those killed in devastating Portugal forest fire

Norwich Citys Portuguese right back Ivo Pinto has paid tribute to those killed in a devastating for

Norwich Citys Portuguese right back Ivo Pinto has paid tribute to those killed in a devastating forest fire in his home country. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 01/04/2017 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's Portuguese right back Ivo Pinto has paid tribute to those killed in a devastating forest fire in his home country.

The 27-year-old, who is originally from Lourosa, near Porto, took to social media to tweet his condolences to the 61 victims of the fire in Pedrógão Grande, north-east of Lisbon.

Pinto, who joined City last year from the Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb, also praised the work of those helping to fight the fire.

Four children are said to be among the victims, many of whom were found dead inside cars as they tried to flee the area.

Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze, which is said to be one of Portugal's deadliest forest fires.


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The fire began on Saturday during an intense heatwave in the country, as temperatures increased to more than 40C.

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