Manchester United mourn over death of Nigerian fans

EPL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 21/04/2017

English Premier League giants, Manchester United have joined in the mourning of the 30 fans that died in Calabar while watching the club’s Europa League clash on Thursday night.

It was reported that 30 football fans in Calabar died  after a high tension cable fell on them at a football viewing centre on Thursday night during the Europa match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

According to a report by Channels TV, the electric cable broke and fell on a crowd of football fans who had gathered at a viewing centre to watch the UEFA Europa League quarter-final fixture involving Manchester United and Anderlecht on Thursday night.

The Red Devils on Friday tweeted: Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday.

A survivor in an interview with newsmen according to the report on Channels revealed that a transformer near the viewing centre located in the Inyang-Esu area of Calabar Municipal Local Government area, exploded during the match. He said the transformer explosion caused the high-tension cable to drop on the viewing centre.