Ten people killed in fire at training ground of Brazilian side Flamengo 2 months ago

Ten people killed in fire at training ground of Brazilian side Flamengo

A blaze has killed ten people at the training ground of one of Brazil's biggest football teams

The fire engulfed a dormitory at Ninho de Urubu, the youth team training centre of Flamengo in Rio De Janeiro, at around 5am local time on Friday morning. The fire was under control by 7.30am.

The ten victims are yet to be identified but have all been reported to be young athletes by local media. the dormitory is known to have been home to players aged 14 to 17.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

A tweet from Flamengo on Friday morning said the club was "in mourning".


Tributes poured in from the world of football. Former player, who is now at Real Madrid, tweeted "Such sad news. Pray for everyone. Strength strength, strength."

Clubs including AC Millan, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all offered condolences.

Flamengo finished eighth in the Brazilian Série A in 2018.