At least seven Nigerian football fans died when a high-powered electricity line fell onto a building where they were watching Manchester United play Anderlecht on television late on Thursday (April 20), police said.
Another 11 people were injured, one of them critically, in in the coastal city of Calabar, an officer added.
A witness told Nigerian television that a light came from a transformer and people ran outside.
A transformer exploded, sending a high-tension power wire falling onto the building’s roof during the broadcast of the Europa League quarter final, a local resident who was walking past at the time, told Reuters.
President Muhammadu Buhari sent his condolences on Friday (April 21), as did Manchester United on its Twitter account.