Sad day in Calabar: Over 30 Football Fans Electrocuted in a Viewing Centre.

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It was a sad day for residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital yesterday as no fewer than 30 football fans were reportedly electrocuted by a high tension cable that fell on them.

The football fans were said to have assembled at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on satellite television.

A high-tension cable reportedly fell on a football viewing center in Calabar killing over 30 people. The victims assembled at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on satellite television.

According to Channels Television correspondent, the live electricity cable broke from its mooring and fell on the roof. A witness, who said he was the first to run out of the viewing centre, told Channels Television that the victims died as a result of a contact between the live cable and the roof of the viewing centre.

Electricity authorities said it is illegal to erect any building around areas with high tension cables.

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