Over 30 are feared dead in Calabar over electrocution in a zinc house built under high tension . The deceased were said to be watching a football match when the tragic incident occured at Nyagasang in Atimbo area of Calabar Municipality. The football fans are said to have assembled at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on satellite television before the tragedy.
The football fans were at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on satellite TV DSTV.
He reportedly said this caused a high-tension cable to drop on the viewing centre.
“It happened during the match between Manchester United and Anderlecht. I heard a deafening bang. I rushed out to see what was happening,” he was quoted as saying.
“When I turned back to go inside the viewing centre, I saw a cable coming down on the centre and this electrocuted the viewers in the hall.
“It was a horrible sight to behold. I wish I didn’t come out to watch the match. Come to think of it, I have DStv at home but I enjoy watching matches at viewing centres. I could have been dead. I can’t believe that the people I was chatting and joking with a few minutes ago are all gone in a most anguishing way. This world is vain.”