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Ten dead in fire at the Flamengo training

Douglas Henaut, head of the fire department, confirms in an interview with TV Globo that the site where the burning is a place where youth sleep over.

How old the kill is has not been announced, but three people who are injured are 14, 15 and 16 years old, " says a firefighter, according to the AP. The position of one of them is critical.

A fire truck in front of the Flamengo training facility. Photo: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

a 16-year-old player in the youth section, João Pedro da Cruz, who chose to go home instead of sleeping at the plant because there was no training on Friday.

– most of The stayed there, my friends stayed there. I woke up today to the terrible news, " he says.

a newly-built training facility for the club and its youth section to the west of Rio, but it should be in an old part of the area as it burned early Friday morning. The fire is described as very serious. The reason it caught fire is unknown.

”Flamengo are in mourning,” writes the club.

– We are miserable. This is the worst tragedy that has hit the club during its 123 years, the president said Rodolfo Landim when he spoke to relatives, fans and neighbors gathered outside the gymnasium, according to the AP.

Vinícius Júnior, 18-year-old player of Real Madrid who have been reared in Flamengo, writes: ”just to think back on the days and nights I spent on the plant makes me shudder. I still can't understand it, but I pray for all.”

Klubbikonen Zico writes that it was a shock to receive the news. ”There were boys who dreamed of a future for themselves and certainly to help their families.”
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