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


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The high-tension cable fell on a crowded shack showing the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in the southern city of Calabar, the BBC reported.

At least 30 people were taken to hospital by local ambulances and police who arrived quickly at the scene.

English football has a large and passionate following in Nigeria.

Scores of fans luckily managed to escape.

Manchester United has responded by tweeting its condolences to the victims and their families.