Fire in Rio football training centre kills 10 people

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A fire at the training centre of Brazilian football club Flamengo has left ten people dead and three others injured.

The blaze erupted in a building in Rio de Janeiro that housed youth-team players aged 14 to 17. None of the victims has been identified.

The fire began shortly after 5 am local time and was extinguished just over two-and-a-half hours later.

The cause is not yet known.

Flamengo is one of Brazil's biggest and best-known clubs. Some of its most prominent former players include Zico, Ronaldinho, Bebeto and Romario.

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