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Bodies pulled from ashes of Flamengo fire in Rio

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 9, 2019 13:02

Bodies pulled from ashes of Flamengo fire in Rio

Emergency workers recovered the bodies of victims killed in a deadly fire at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro football club Flamengo. Aerial footage from TV Globo showed workers removing the remains in body bags.

A fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training centre in the early morning hours killing 10 people, including several members of the club’s youth team. Six of those killed were reported to be youth players, and another three boys aged between 14 and 15 were injured in the blaze. All three were taken to a hospital, one of them reportedly in serious condition.

The Rio de Janeiro mayor’s office said the dormitory destroyed by the blaze was built on land that was not registered for buildings and that the club had no permission to erect lodgings there.Firefighters said they arrived at the Ninho do Urubu, a state-of-the-art training centre that was expanded and opened only two months ago, shortly after 0700 GMT to find the building engulfed in flames. News reports said the fire happened in one of the older parts of the centre that was due to be torn down.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 9, 2019 13:02

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