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30 Manchester United fans electrocuted in Nigeria while watching football game

By Mason White 5:01 PM June 7, 2017
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(Scroll down for video) 30 people died and others were injured while watching a football game in Nigeria.

The men were watching the Manchester United Football Club as they were playing against Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter finals.

More than 80 people were sitting on benches in a bar’s viewing center in Calabar, to watch the match.

During the game, the electricity went out and people ran out of the bar to safety.

Some people left the bar, but according to witnesses, the younger people, who were diehard Manchester United fans, asked the owners of the bar to turn on generators so that they can continue watching the game, and the owners agreed.

After some time, as the generator was working, the electricity came back on.

For some reason, the electric cable collapsed at that moment and it fell on top of the aluminum roof, causing people inside to be electrocuted.

According to residents, 30 people have been confirmed dead while many others are still in different hospitals.

“It was heart-wrenching that the lives of the young men were lost through electrocution,” the state’s governor, Ben Ayade, said in a statement.

Manchester United has revealed that they are planning to hold a memorial to honor their Nigerian football fans who died.