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At Least Ten Dead In Fire At Brazil’s Flamengo Soccer Training Facility

8 February 2019 International News


A fire at a training complex for a soccer team in Brazil early Friday killed at least 10 people, with one local report identifying the victims as youth soccer players.


Firefighters said the victims have yet to be identified. Local media reported that the fire happened in a dorm where young players sleep.

Images from Globo TV from a helicopter showed smoke emerging from a charred area.

The fire occurred on Friday at the Ninho de Urubu training ground of Flamengo soccer club in western Rio de Janeiro. Flamengo is one of the biggest and most popular clubs in Brazil.

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