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Europa League Horror: ‘Over 30″ Fans Electrocuted To Death Watching Man U, Anderlecht Match

 

DOZENS of Manchester United fans were fatally electrocuted while watching last night’s Europa League match against Anderlecht.

By JOEY MILLAR
Over 30′ fans are feared to have been killed when a power cable fell on them as they watched the key fixture.

The tragedy took place in Calabar, Nigeria, as around 80 passionate Manchester United supporters packed into a viewing centre showing the quarter-final clash against the Belgian side.

One witness said at least 30 people were killed when the electric cable fell on the crowd, killing those it touched.

 

One witness said at least 30 people were killed when the electric cable fell on the crowd, killing those it touched.

A survivor told local television: “I was sitting at the front seats when I saw the reflection from the transformer. I was the first person to run outside.

Manchester UnitedGETTY Dozens of Manchester United fans are feared dead following an incident in Nigeria

Everybody was running to go out from the door

Witness

“Everybody saw the reflection of the light from the transformer. Everybody was running to go out from the door.

“As they were running, everybody was jam-packing themselves. Because the high tension cable fall on top, it contacted everybody there.”

State governor Ben Ayade said the tragedy marked a “dark chapter” in Nigerian history

Manchester United       NC     The fans had been watching the match at a viewing centre in Nigeria

He said: “The incident marks a dark chapter in the life of the state where the precious lives of football lovers have been lost.

“At this point in time, it is sad to know that the victims lost their lives at a viewing centre where they usually converge, at their leisure time to watch their matches.”

Earlier this morning Manchester United posted a Tweet expressing their condolences to those lost in the incident.

         NC         Survivors said as many as 30 fans had been killed

The club’s official account said: “Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Clabar, Nigeria, yesterday.”

Other fans also expressed their shock and sadness.

Manchester United     GETTY  Manchester United won last night’s Europa League match against Anderlecht 2-1

One user said: “Sad news about the 30 people who died in Calabar, Nigeria  whilst watching the United match godbless them thoughts are with thier family’s”

Manchester United won last night’s fixture 2-1, scoring a late winner to progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League. They will face Celta Vigo of Spain next month.                       (The Expres, UK)

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