Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10: firefighters  

  08 February 2019    Read: 1005
Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10: firefighters  

A fire at the training center of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo killed 10 people and injured at least three others on Friday, firefighters said, Reuters reported. 

The fire broke out at Ninho do Urubu, a state-of-the-art training center that was expanded and opened only two months ago.

It was not known if any players were hurt in the blaze, although the club has accommodation for teenage players at the ground.

“The kids from the Flamengo youth team were sleeping there at the time,” firefighter Douglas Henaut told Globo News.

The fire followed days of heavy rains that hit the city and killed at least six people.

The alma mater of players such as Zico, Junior and Leonardo, Flamengo is one of the best-supported clubs in Brazil and is well-known around the world.


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