RIO DE JANEIRO: Fire swept through a training facility for Brazil’s most popular football club Flamengo Friday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said, reports AFP.
The pre-dawn blaze in Rio de Janeiro hit a building that housed youth-category players aged 14 to 17, firefighters said.In addition to the deaths, three people were injured in the fire.
The cause was not immediately known.
Globo TV broadcast aerial footage of the fire, which it said had been brought under control after it burned for two hours.
The fire broke out at 5 am in the Vargem Grande district of Rio in a modern facility where the top-flight professional Flamengo squad also trains, the news website G1 said.
The dead were six players and four team staff, the channel Sportv said.