A fire tore through the sleeping quarters of an academy for one of Brazil's most popular professional football clubs on Friday (Saturday NZT), killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players, authorities said.
Flamengo, based in Rio de Janeiro, is considered as one of the most supported and established soccer clubs in the history of Brazilian soccer, featuring former Brazilian legends such as Zico, Romario, Bebeto and Ronaldinho.
There was no word yet on the cause of the fire and messages to Flamengo officials were not immediately answered.
None of the victims has been identified but the youth players are said to be aged between 14 and 16.
He did not take questions from reporters who also were outside the complex but added: "The most important thing right now is to minimise the suffering of these families". The fire official said that could not be confirmed.
Aerial imagery made by "Record" and "Globo" broadcasters shows a red-black CT area completely destroyed by flames.
The club spent roughly $6.2 million to expand the training ground known as "Ninho do Urubu" over the past year.
In addition to accommodation for young players, the facilities include several pitches, an aquatic park, a gym, a medical center and a mini stadium.
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Youth league teams also train at the facility, known as Ninho do Urubu, which means "the vulture's nest".
While there is still no information on what caused the blaze, it was brought under control within two hours.
"What sad News! Praying for everyone!"
In a tweet on Friday, the team said it was "in mourning".
The fire follows days of heavy rains that hit the city and claimed at least six lives, leading Flamengo to close parts of its social club and cancel regular training sessions it organizes for children.
"I am very happy".
Several of the club's best-known young talents trained there, including midfielder Lucas Paqueta, who made his debut for AC Milan in January, and Vinicius Junior, who joined Real Madrid a year ago. The facility was closed, and no officials had come out to address media.
"The majority of [the team] stayed, my friends stayed [at the facility]", he said.