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Fire kills 10 at Flamengo’s training ground

Flamengo v Santos - Brasileirao Series A 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 15: Fans of Flamengo cheer for their team during a match between Flamengo and Santos as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on November 15, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bruna Prado/Getty Images)

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Tragedy has struck at Flamengo’s training ground.

10 people have been killed and three people were injured in a fire which broke out in a building where youth team players were staying overnight.

The incident took place in Rio de Janeiro at 5 a.m. local time, and news reports claim that the victims are 14-17 years old and were sleeping at a lodge.

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

It occurred at the brand new Ninho do Urubu facility which opened just two months ago.

No information has arrived about the cause of the fire.

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