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Dreams to tragedy: Fire kills 10 at Brazilian soccer academy
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Bangladesh, Feb. 9 -- Rio de Janeiro, Feb 9 (AP/UNB) - A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players, authorities said.
Firefighters were called just after 5 a.m. to the sprawling Ninho de Urubu training grounds in Rio de Janeiro's western region. Overhead images captured by an Associated Press drone showed a smoky, charred area of the complex.
"We are distraught," Flamengo President Rodolfo Landim said outside the complex, where friends, fans and neighbors gathered, some in prayer. "This is the worst tragedy to happen to the club in its 123 years."
He did not take questions from reporters wh...
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