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TRAGEDY! How Man U fans were electrocuted in Nigeria

About 20 fans of Manchester United (Man U) were electrocuted and others injure on Thursday while  were watching the Club’s match against Anderlecth at a television viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

The State Commissioner of Police , Hafiz Inuwa, said  on Friday seven people were dead and 11 hospitalised.

The electrocution occurred at 9.30pm at Nyagasang area of Atimbo in Calabar . A cable fell suddenly on the crowd at the viewing centre, after a problem with the transformer.

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Police said, “Around 10pm we were called that an incident  had happened so immediately our men went there.

“Until this morning ,we have about seven persons dead, we have 10 that have been admitted to hospital and another one in intensive care.

“According to the information we gathered the high tension electric cable that was very close to the viewing centre fell on the building,” a police statement said.

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Inuwa said: “To put the record straight, 18 persons were affected by the incident and taken to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

“From the records available to us, seven people died on arrival, 10 are in the emergency ward of the hospital, while one victim is currently at the intensive care unit of the same hospital.”

 

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