Only 7 Electrocuted While Watching Man United Match – Police

By Ubong Akpan, Calabar
Contrary to reports that no fewer than 30 were electrocuted while watching Man U match, the police in Cross River State have confirmed that only seven people were electrocuted.
Reports had it on Thursday night that no fewer than 30 people were electrocuted at a viewing centre in Calabar where they had gone to watch the Europa League match between Manchester United of England and Anderlecht of Belgium.
The incident, said to have occurred at about 10 p.m. at the Iyang-Esu area, also left 10 persons seriously injured, the police spokesperson in the state, Irene Ugbo, said Friday morning.
Ms. Ugbo said 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.
The house is said to have been constructed mostly with corrugated zinc.
Speaking further, the police spokesperson said the injured persons are currently receiving treatment at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.


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