|Published : 21 Apr 2017, 22:20:25||AA-A+|
Manchester United fans electrocuted watching game
At least seven people were killed in southern Nigeria on Thursday night when an electric cable fell on a house where soccer fans gathered to view a match on TV.
The incident took place at a viewing center in the southern port city of Calabar.
Police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo told local media victims died immediately when a high-tension electricity cable fell on top of the makeshift zinc house.
The fans congregated to watch the popular English team Manchester United play in a Europa League quarter-final game against Anderlecht, a Belgian club.
There was initial confusion surrounding the number of deaths with some local media reporting that 30 fans had died.
Nigeria police later confirmed that seven fans passed away in the incident, with 10 seriously injured.