Just In: 30 Man U fans electrocuted in Calabar

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A viewing centre- 30 football fans electrocuted in Calabar

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.

the venue where 30 football fans watching a Europa League semi-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht were electrocuted in Nyakasang, Atimbo area of Calabar on Thursday night.
Photo: /Dian Abasi/BJO/NAN

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:

**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.

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