No fewer than 30 football fans lost their lives in Calabar, the Cross River State capital on Thursday night after a high tension cable fell on them at a football viewing centre.
The football fans were said to have assembled at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match when the incident happened.
According to reports by Channels TV, the electricity cable broke and fell on the football fans who had gathered at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.
Speaking with newsmen after the incident, a survivor said a transformer near the viewing centre located in the Iyang-Esu area of Calabar municipal local government area, exploded during the match.
He said this caused a high-tension cable to drop on the viewing centre.