A early morning fire at Flamengo football club’s youth team training ground in Rio de Janeiro has killed ten people and injured at least three others, said Brazilian firefighters.
Members of the youth side are believed to be among the dead, according to media reports in Brazil.
The fire happened shortly after 5am at the Urubu’s Nest training centre in the capital city, with an accommodation block completely destroyed by the blaze.
Youth team players, aged between 14 and 17, are understood to have slept inside the dormitory at the training complex.
None of those killed have been formally identified yet, but the Brazilian TV channel Globo said teenagers from the youth side were among those killed.
— Flamengo (@Flamengo) February 8, 2019