A fire outbreak has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil’s biggest football clubs, killing ten teenage players.

 

Three teenagers were also injured, with one of them copping a more serious degree of injury.

 

He has been taken to hospital for specialist treatment.

 

The victims were all staying at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground of Flamengo football club in Rio de Janeiro.

 

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.

 

However, local media reports that the accommodation area was officially licensed by the state as a car park.

 

One young player said the fire started in an air conditioner in his room.

 

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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