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Just in: 30 Electrocuted To Death At A Football Viewing Centre In Calabar, Nigeria

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No less than 30 people got electrocuted to death while watching an Europa League football match in Calabar on Thursday evening.

A football viewing centre

Naija News learnt that A high tension cable reportedly fell on the football fans while they were watching a UEFA Europa league quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht and electrocuted them ,killing them instantly.

The survivor while Speaking with Punch said, “It happened during the match between Manchester United and Anderlecht. I heard a deafening bang. I rushed out to see what was happening. When I turned back to go inside the viewing centre, I saw a cable coming  down on the centre and this electrocuted the viewers in the hall.

“It was a horrible sight to behold. I wish I didn’t come out to watch the match. Come to think of it, I have DStv at home but I enjoy watching matches at viewing centres. I could have been dead. 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. This world is vain.”

Naija News alsom learnt from a residence report that “The whole thing happened within a minute or two. It happened about 9:48pm. Those that died have been taken to the mortuary. A few that survived have been taken to hospitals.”


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