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Manchester United Offer Condolences After Nigerian Fans Are Electrocuted


English Premier League giants Manchester United have offered their condolences to the families and friends of the club fans who were electrocuted in a viewing centre in the city of Calabar.

As many as 30 Nigerian football fans are reported to have died after being electrocuted while watching Manchester United play on Thursday night.

Nigerian police say the fans were killed while watching the Europa League game between United and Anderlecht in the city of Calabar.

United sent their condolences, tweeting: ‘Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday.’

The fans were watching the game together in a ‘viewing centre’.

A witness Said that a cable had fallen on the crowd after a problem with the centre’s electrical transformer, which caused the deaths.

He said: ‘I was sitting at the front seats when I saw the reflection form the transformer. I was the first person to run outside. Everybody was running to go out from the door.’

It was reported that there had been over 30 deaths, although local police said seven people had been killed, with a further 11 in hospital.

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