Portugal interior minister resigns after fire disasters

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 4:23 AM

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)