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Manchester United Offers Condolences over Death of Fans

21 April 2017, 08:11 | Joan Schultz

Dogara seeks probe into death of football fans in Calabar

House of Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara

A survivor, in an interview with journalists according to the report on Channels Television, revealed that a transformer near the viewing centre located in the Inyang-Esu area of Calabar Municipal Local Government Area, exploded during the match.

The incident happened after a live wire fell on the building during a Europa League Match between Manchester United and Belgian Club, Anderlecht.

"No fewer than 30 persons died on Thursday night in Calabar at a viewing centre while watching the Europa Football League match between Manchester United and Anderlecht".

Manchester United won the match 3-2 aggregate, with Marcus Rashford netting the victor in the 107th minute. "This world is vain".

The police spokesperson said the injured persons are now receiving treatment at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

"Eleven other fans who were injured were rushed to the hospital, with one in a critical condition", she said.

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A horrified Ayade said it was heartwrenching that the lives of the young men were lost in such a gripping manner.

Marcus Rashford celebrates his extra-time victor against Anderlecht with teammates.

Also, Manchester United have sent a condolence message to families of the victims.

President Muhammadu Buhari has already commiserated with the victims of the incident and commended the Cross River government for their quick reaction to the incident.

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