Fire at Flamengo traatatg ground at Brazil leaves ten teens dead & three atjured, reports sayCBSSports.Com #CBS_SportsFebruary 11, 2019
A fire on Friday morning at the youth facility of Brazilian soccer club Flamengo left 10 teenage players dead and three injured, according to Globo Esporte .
The fire swept through the club’s newly expanded youth training center in the early hours of the morning and engulfed the dormitory in flames as the players were sleeping.
The club spent roughly $6.2 million to expand the training ground known as “Ninho do Urubu” over the past year.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
The other nine names include:Arthur Vinicius, Athila Paixão, Bernardo Pisetta, Gedson Santos, Jorge Eduardo, Pablo Henrique, Rykelmo de Souza Viana, Samuel Thomas e Vitor Isaías.
Eighteen-year-old soccer starlet Vinicius Junior, who is now starring at Real Madrid after he was brought up from Flamengo’s youth ranks, tweeted the following:
God bless everyone’s family.”
This is certainly the biggest tragedy this club has ever experienced in its 123-year history with the lives of these 10 people lost.
The most important thing now is to dedicate ourselves to trying to minimize the suffering and pain of these families who are certainly suffering a lot and be sure that Flamengo is taking care of it and will spare no effort to minimize this.
As for Flamengo’s senior team, its match against in-city rival Fluminense in the Rio state semifinal on Saturday has been postponed due to the tragic events that took place Friday morning, the Rio soccer confederation announced.