In Nigeria, Manchester United fans electrocuted watching game

In Nigeria, Manchester United fans electrocuted watching game

A survivor of the tragic incident told newsmen that a transformer near the viewing centre located in the Iyang-Esu area of the Calabar Municipal Local Government Area exploded during the match and caused a high-tension cable to drop on the viewing centre.

Meanwhile, Manchester United, have sent condolences to Nigerian football fans that died in the incident.

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has expressed sadness over the death of some football fans in Calabar, who were electrocuted while watching Europa League quarter-final game on Thursday.

Marcus Rashford's extra-time victor gave Mourinho's side passage to the Europa League last four with 3-2 aggregate win in the quarterfinals.

Police confirmed at least seven are dead and 10 more were are critically injured.

"At this point in time, it is sad to know that the victims lost their lives at a viewing centre where they usually converge, at their leisure time to watch their matches". Come to think of it, I have DStv at home but I enjoy watching matches at viewing centres.

The President further commended the State Government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and its offer of assistance to the victims and their families.

Meanwhile, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has described as tragic and horrifying the loss of several lives at a viewing centre in Calabar, the state capital.

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