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Three teenagers were also injured, one of them seriously.

Messages to Flamengo officials were not immediately answered.

Flamengo is one of the best-supported clubs in Brazil and known around the world.

Jefferson Rodrigues, who runs a small inn near the club, said he had reached a 15-year-old player he had befriended.

The complex on the edge of the city was blocked off to the press, with dozens of reporters and TV crews waiting outside the gates.

The blaze broke out at 5:00 am in the Vargem Grande district of Rio in a modern facility where the top-flight professional Flamengo squad also trains, the news website G1 said.

Ten youth team players have been confirmed dead after a fire at the training ground of Brazilian giants Flamengo. "Thank God I managed to run and I'm still alive".

People wait for information in front of the training center of Rio's soccer club Flamengo, after a deadly fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 8, 2019. "He lost his phone, and all of his things, but the important thing is he is alive".

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He said the tragedy made victims of young people "on the journey to realising their professional dreams".

"The majority of them [the team] stayed, my friends stayed [at the facility]", he said.

Thirteen of the 26 players in the dormitory were able to escape the fire without any significant injuries; three others were rushed to the hospital and 10 did not survive. "Today I woke up and heard this bad news".

As at the time this report came out, the identities of the people staying at the building that got burnt has not been known, but local media claimed it is used by younger players of the club.

"For poor kids, many see it as the only path", he said.

Ronaldinho, another product from their club's academy, said on Twitter: "It is a very big sadness, my thoughts and condolenses are with all the family members and the Red-and-Black nation".

"We are extremely sad and shaken by the news of the fire", tweeted Chapecoense, a team in southern Brazil that lost 22 players in a plane crash in 2016.

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