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7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering

7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering

Channels TV reports that about 30 football fans died in Calabar after a high tension cable fell on a viewing centre, leading to their electrocution on Thursday night.

The British High Commission in Nigeria said: "Our deepest sympathy for the loss of lives in Calabar during a Europa League football match between".

YENAGOA, Nigeria, April 21 Seven Nigerian football fans died when a high-powered electricity line fell onto a building where they were watching Manchester United play Anderlecht on television late on Thursday, police said.

The survivor said amid sobs: "It happened during the match between Manchester United and Anderlecht".

"It was a awful sight to behold". I can't believe that the people I was chatting and joking with a few minutes ago are all gone in a most anguishing way. I wish I didn't come out to watch the match.

"When I turned back to go inside the viewing center, I saw a cable coming down on the center and this electrocuted the viewers in the hall".

Gov. Ben Ayade said: "The incident marks a dark chapter in the life of the state where the precious lives of football lovers have been lost".

In a statement on Friday by the Senior Media Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, said the President commiserates with the government and people of Cross River State over the unfortunate incident.

Manchester United has responded by tweeting its condolences to the victims and their families.

Marcus Rashford celebrates his extra-time victor against Anderlecht with teammates.

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