30 Nigerian football fans watching televised match electrocuted by fallen high tension cable

ABUJA: More than 30 people are feared to have died while viewing a football match on television at a football viewing centre in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State in southwestern Nigeria, after being electrocuted by a high tension cable which had reportedly fallen on them.

Channels Television 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 Thursday.

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 tweeted from Calabar to provide the specific location of the accident. — Bernama