Brazilians mourn for Flamengo fire victim

Relatives and friends of Flamengo youth football player Samuel Thomas, 15, a victim of the fire at the Brazilian club’s training facility that killed 10 minors and left several injured on February 8, attend his funeral at Vila Rosali Cemetery, in the city of Sao Joao de Meriti, Brazil.

Brazilians mourn 10 young footballers killed in a fire

Brazilians mourn the deaths of 10 young footballers killed on Friday after a fire ripped through their youth training facility at Flamengo, the country’s most popular club. Brazilians expressed sadness and anger in this latest tragedy which could have been avoided.

RAW: Football juniors training center in Rio is engulfed in blaze, 10 killed

Courtesy: Claudio Cardoso

A fire at the state-of the-art training center for the Flamengo soccer club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has left 10 dead and many more injured, according to responding firefighters.

Players reportedly were still asleep in the center’s dormitory when flames engulfed the building. The residence hall which housed players aged between 12 and 17 was completely razed in the fire. READ MORE:


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Brazil’s Flamengo manager addresses fire that killed 10

The manager of Brazil’s most popular club, Flamengo, addresses the media in front of the club’s entrance after 10 people died when a fire ripped through its youth training facility. IMAGES