Manchester United fans killed during match

Manchester United fans killed during match
Published: 2017 April 23 10:43:24 (8157 Views)
Seven Manchester United fans were killed when a live electrical cable fell onto a building where they were watching their team play in Calabar, southern Nigeria.

A further 10 people were critically injured and it is feared the death toll could rise, as 80 people were inside the building at the time.

The incident happened during United's Europa League match against Belgian side Anderlecht on Thursday, police said.



The club paid tribute to the supporters on Twitter, writing: 'Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria.'

President Muhammadu Bahari also sent his condolences, and state governor Ben Ayade said: 'It was heart-wrenching that the lives of the young men were lost through electrocution.'

Police said the wire fell on the roof of a building described as a football viewing centre.

Authorities in Nigeria have said it is illegal to erect buildings under high-tension cables, but the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company is yet to release a statement.



Source - Metro

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