Fire Kills at Least 10 in Brazil Youth Football Facility

By Daily Sports on February 9, 2019

Views: 495

A major fire has claimed the lives of 10 people at Flamengo’s training centre in Vargem Grande in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, the local fire department has confirmed.

Six players and four members of staff are amongst the deceased.

Three others were injured in the blaze, with one thought to be in a serious condition, and were taken to the Lourenco Jorge Municipal Hospital in Barra da Tijuca, also in the West Zone.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Henaut of the fire service, the fire was in the accommodation in which the players sleep.

Those who survived the tragedy were identified as 14-year-old Caua Emanoel Gomes Nuines, Francisco Diogo Bento Alves, 15, and Jonathan Cruz Ventura, 15.

“The site was at the accommodation where the players were sleeping,” Douglas said in an interview with Globo TV. “We have not identified the victims, that will be carried out by the civil police.”

In addition, Douglas could not yet confirm the cause of the fire, but did say that those killed were likely sleeping when the blaze started.

“There is a possibility that the victims were asleep due to the location and the time of the event. They may not have had time to leave.”

In an interview with Sportv, a worker in a nearby apartment complex said he heard an explosion around 5:10am local time, followed by a power outage.

The father of an as yet unnamed 17-year-old survivor also spoke to the press: “My son woke up in smoke, called on his friend and ran off. I spoke to him this morning. We feel deep sadness for the other boys that we knew.”

According to further information provided by the fire department, the situation is now under control.

Tributes have understandably been pouring in for the victims, with Brazil icon Zico and former Flamengo player Vinicius Jr, now at Real Madrid, leading the condolences. (Goal)

•Photo shows the fire scene

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 9, 2019


You may also like...
Chelsea Secure Controversial Win over Cardiff as fans...

WBO Intercontinental title: Ekundayo gets fight date with...

Arsenal seek top-four spark vs West Brom

Wenger: I’m not bigger than Arsenal

Bologna reject 7 million Euros bid for Orji...

Delta Stars FC vows to stop NLO Super...


Latest News The VAR Controversy That Made Jesus Weep NFF Expresses Shock over FIFA Life Ban on Siasia, Vows to Overturn It Messi, Ibrahimovic Nominated for Fifa Goal of the Year Award Solskjaer Defends Man Utd Penalty System Pochettino Wants Premier League to Extend Transfer Deadline Dembele Out for Five Weeks with Hamstring Injury Neves Stunner Earns Wolves Draw with United Juventus Boss Sarri Treated for Pneumonia FIFA Unfair to Siasia — Restoration Cup Organisers •Seek Review of Life Ban More than 1,200 Ijaw, Itsekiri youths empowered by the Mulade Sheriff Peace & Unity Cup tournaments Abia Angels Resume for Second Stanza of the League Unity FC of Asaba Target 2019 Bet9ja Triumph


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,775 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,791 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (36,404 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (36,030 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,988 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,910 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (34,371 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (34,015 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,630 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (32,993 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,800 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,762 views)




News Athletics (293) Basketball (178) Boxing (562) Columnists (473) Euro Soccer Update (5319) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (48) Golf (75) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (4) News (5417) NPL Glo Premier League (1046) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (582)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media