Brazilian club Flamengo has been hit by a freak fire that has taken the lives of 10 people.

The inferno took place at the club’s newly- refurbished academy in Rio de Janeiro where Real Madrid's star Vinicius Junior was developed.

BBC announced via Twitter: "Ten people have died in fire at Flamengo football club's training ground in Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media."

Firefighters also confirmed three other people were injured.

More to follow.