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.
Seven people have died after a live electrical cable fell on a gathering of people watching a Manchester United match in southern Nigeria.
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He said the explosion caused the electric cable to drop on the viewing centre.
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As many as 80 supporters are believed to have been crammed inside the building. When I turned back to go inside the viewing centre, I saw a cable coming down on the centre and this killed the viewers in the hall.
"At this point in time, it is sad to know that the victims lost their lives at a viewing centre where they usually converge, at their leisure time to watch their matches". "This world is vain".
"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.
The President on Friday in Abuja commiserated with the government and people of Cross River and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.