In a developing story, over 30 people are feared dead at a football viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital after being electrocuted by a high tension cable that reportedly fell on them.
Channels TV reported that the football fans were at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on satellite television.
Manchester United won the match 3-2 aggregate, with Marcus Rashford netting the winner in the 107th minute.
Channels Television correspondent in Calabar reported that the live electricity cable broke from its mooring and fell on the viewers.
One man tweeting from Calabar provided the specific location of the accident:
High tension drops, kills over 30
who were watching MANUTD Vs
in a building along Akpandem Street, Atimbo calabar
— Uwemedimo Ekeng (@Eb_Ekeng) April 20, 2017
**Update: The police in a statement on Friday debunked the earlier figure of 30 dead and 50 escaped, as incorrect. They claimed only 7 people died, while 11 were injured, with one under intensive care.