Manchester United Condoles With Nigerian Fans Over Viewing Centre Tragedy

Manchester United mourns fans electrocuted in Nigeria while watching match

Manchester United Offers Condolences over Death of Fans

The fans had been watching Manchester United's Europa League quarterfinal second leg match at a viewing centre in Nigeria.

At least seven people died on Friday after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria.

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

Ms. Ugbo also told Premium Times that the victims died on the spot when an electricity cable fell on top of the make-shift house that was used as a viewing centre.

"It was a frightful sight to behold".

Around 80 supporters are reported 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.

"I could have been dead. This world is vain".

He commended the government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and for its offer of assistance to the victims and their families.

'I offer my 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, ' the statement reads.

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said he was "shocked and saddened" by the deaths.

President Muhammdu Buhari has sent his condolence to the Cross River State Government and families who lost ones in the Calabar viewing centre tragedy, Thursday night.

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