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Man U. writes to Nigerians who were while watching Football in Calabar
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Man U. writes to Nigerians who were while watching Football in Calabar

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“Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday,” Manchester United wrote.

A high-tension cable had on Thursday night, reportedly fell on a football viewing center in Calabar killing over 30 people.

The victims assembled at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on satellite television. According to Channels Television correspondent, the live electricity cable broke from its mooring and fell on the roof.

A witness, who said he was the first to run out of the viewing centre, said that the victims died as a result of a contact between the live cable and the roof of the viewing centre.

Electricity authorities said it is illegal to erect any building around areas with high tension cables.

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