World|life|February 8, 2019 / 01:18 PM
Fire in dormitory of youth team training center in Brazil kills 10

AKIPRESS.COM - A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil's biggest football clubs, killing 10 people, BBC reported.

The victims have not been named but are said to include young players staying at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground of Flamengo football club in Rio de Janeiro.

Three teenagers were also injured, one of them seriously.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.

However, one young player said the fire started in an air conditioner in his room.

"The air conditioner caught fire, and I ran out," said Felipe Cardoso, a player with the under-17 side. "Thank God I managed to run and I'm still alive."

Flamengo is one of Brazil's biggest and best-known clubs internationally. They play in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A league where they finished in second place last season.

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