A year ago today the fires of August started.

A new sculpture has been unveiled for the victims of those fires.

 “Affliction”. This was the name given to a sculptural piece of tribute to the victims of the fires of August 2016.

The monument was inaugurated earlier this afternoon at the Fundunda Rotunda, in São Roque.

The pieces are by the artist Paulo Neves who, with cedars burned in the Ecological Paque of Funchal, recalls one of the worst moments that the city of Funchal lived.

The initiative was supported by the Câmara do Funchal.