The incident reportedly happened in the area where players sleep.
First, it was Emiliano Sala! Now it is Flamengo! It looks like that football doesn’t have Lady Luck on its side!
A devastating fire in Brazil has claimed the lives of 10 people at Flamengo’s training centre in Vargem Grande, in Rio de Janeiro. Also, three others have been injured. Meanwhile, it is also being reported that one of them is in critical condition.
Sad news this morning!! The world of fútbol mourns as 10 people killed in fire at Flamengo’s training grounds where the youth team was staying overnight. pic.twitter.com/JVDRGEqtw6
— Diego Montalvan (@DMontalvan) February 8, 2019
Also the Brazilian media has stated that the incident happened in the area where players sleep. The survivors are Emanoel Gomes (14-years-old), Francisco Alves (15-years-old), and Jonathan Ventura (15-years-old).
— Newsoscope (@newsoscope) February 8, 2019
Also in an interview with Sportv, a nearby apartment complex’s worker said that he heard an explosion at around 5:10 AM local time, and then a power outage followed. Also the fire was extinguished two and a half hours after the incident.
According to Reuters, the training centre was expanded two months ago into a state-of-the-art facility.
We are very sorry for the young players who lost their lives in fire at @Flamengo‘s training center.
We deeply share the sorrow of you. ????
— Fenerbahçe English (@Fenerbahce_EN) February 8, 2019
— Real Madrid C.F. ???????????????? (@realmadriden) February 8, 2019
Só de lembrar as noites e dias que passei no ct, é de arrepiar. Ainda sem acreditar, mas em oração por todos! Que Deus abençoe a família de cada um! ???? pic.twitter.com/RcBsdH3GME
— Vinicius Jr ⚡️ (@vini11Oficial) February 8, 2019
Estamos muito tristes e abalados com a notícia do incêndio que atingiu o Ninho do Urubu, deixando inúmeras vítimas.
Externamos nosso desejo de força aos irmãos do @Flamengo e a todos os familiares dos atingidos. Nossos pensamentos e orações estão com vocês. pic.twitter.com/Sb4Lpq5XvK
— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) February 8, 2019
Flamengo is one of the most popular clubs in the world, especially in South America. They currently play in the Brazilian top-tier. This could be a huge setback for the outfit, and its youth development.