26th June 07:45 AM
Fire kills 10 youth football players at Brazil training centre
By Semi Turaga
Saturday 09/02/2019
Ten die in Rio football club fire [Photo: MyJoyOnline.com]

A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil's biggest football clubs, killing 10 teenage players.

The victims were all staying at the training ground of Flamengo football club in Rio de Janeiro.

Three teenagers were also injured, one of them seriously. He has been taken to hospital for specialist treatment.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.

One young player said the fire started in an air conditioner in his room.

Flamengo is one of Brazil's biggest and best‑known clubs internationally.

[Source: BBC]

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