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Manchester United Commiserate With Calabar Victims



Manchester United has commiserated with the football fans that died at a viewing centre in Calabar, Nigeria.
The Europa League semi-finalists in the club’s twitter handle wrote: “Our thoughts go to United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria yesterday”.
Tragedy struck Thursday night in Calabar, South East Nigeria as about 30 football fans were feared dead at public viewing centre where the Europa Cup tie of Manchester versus Anderlecht was being watched. gathered that the victims were apparently electrocuted.
An eyewitness who survived the tragic incident revealed that a transformer near the viewing centre located in the Iyang-Esu area of the Calabar Municipal Local Government Area exploded while people gathered to watch the Europa Cup quarter finals encounter.
It was further gathered that the explosion caused a high-tension cable to drop on the viewing centre. An eye witness told Nigerian newspaper, The Punch that it happened during the match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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