Police release casualty figures for Calabar electrocution
Apr 21 2017 by Marjorie Miles
The fans had been watching Manchester United's Europa League quarterfinal second leg match at a viewing centre in Nigeria.
Manchester United won the match 3-2 aggregate, with Marcus Rashford netting the victor in the 107th minute.
The police spokesperson said the injured persons are now receiving treatment at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has not commented on the incident, but authorities have said it is illegal to erect structures under high-tension cables. I wish I didn't come out to watch the match.
As many as 80 supporters are believed to have been crammed inside the building. Come to think of it, I have DStv at home but I enjoy watching matches at viewing centres. "This world is vain".
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The Cross River State Government has set up a commission of inquiry to cause of an electrocution, which killed many people at a viewing center in Calabar.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that Marcus Rashford netted the winning goal for the Red Devils in the 107th minute to take them into the semi-final.
According to the statement: "The President offers his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims, whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families, but also to the football-loving nation".
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari also shared his condolence through the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.