UEFA Match: Many feared electrocuted in Calabar


Many people were reportedly feared dead on Thursday night at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State after being electrocuted by a high tension cable that fell on them.

Although 30 persons were initially reported dead in the incident at the centre located in Nyaghassang, our reporter who visited the scene on Friday morning said eyewitnesses and hospital officials confirmed about 15 dead, while others were have not been confirmed.

The football fans were at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident but said the number of casualties would be ascertained on Friday.


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