Brazil soccer club promises compensation for fire victims

Brazil soccer club promises compensation for fire victims
The mother of Samuel de Souza Rosa, one of the 10 young soccer players killed in a fire at the training ground of Brazilian soccer club Flamengo, is carried by mourners during his funeral in Sao Joao de Meriti, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The death of de Souza Rosa and his teammates has shed a tragic light on the state of shoddy infrastructure and lax oversight in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities are promising prompt financial compensation for the families of all victims involved in a fire that killed 10 young soccer players.

The Flamengo soccer club’s CEO refused to answer questions at a news conference Monday, as concerns mounted about the apparent lack of proper certification for its training center.

The club says it is helping families traveling to Rio de Janeiro as most of the victims, aged between 14 and 16 years old, were from other states.

Rio de Janeiro state’s attorney general says all authorities involved in the investigation will be gathering at the burned dormitory Tuesday morning for another inspection.

The news conference was held as more families buried their victims.

The devastating fire happened early Feb. 8, when the teenagers were still asleep.