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Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10 people

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    Three people were also injured when the fire broke out at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground of Flamengo football club, in Rio de Janeiro. Fire at Flamengo training center in Rio kills 10 people
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A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil's biggest football clubs, killing 10 people, local media report.

 A fire at the training center of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo killed 10 people and injured at least three on Friday, firefighters said.

The blaze happened at the Brazilian club’s state-of-the-art center that was expanded only two months ago.

Three people were also injured when the fire broke out at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground of Flamengo football club, in Rio de Janeiro.

The fire reportedly broke out as players were sleeping in the dorm. The cause is not yet known.

Flamengo is one of Brazil's biggest and best-known clubs.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, firefighters say.

The Ninho de Urubu centre was expanded two months ago, Reuters news agency reports.