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‘People I was joking with minutes ago are all gone’ — says man who escaped electrocution that ‘killed 30′

‘People I was joking with minutes ago are all gone’ — says man who escaped electrocution that ‘killed 30′
April 21
01:03 2017
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A man who survived the tragic incident that led to the electrocution of “over 30 people” at a football viewing centre in Calabar, capital of Cross River state, has his stars to thank.

The police later said seven people died at the viewing centre

A high tension cable reportedly fell on the football fans as they were watching a UEFA Europa league quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

Manchester United won the match 3-2 aggregate, with Marcus Rashford netting the winner in the 107th minute.

Speaking with Punch after the encounter, the 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 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.”

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  1. Blazzziii
    Blazzziii April 21, 07:40

    Oh my God. RIP football fans.

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  2. Dr YAKUBU MUSA, PLATEAU MA
    Dr YAKUBU MUSA, PLATEAU MA April 21, 10:20

    MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE. FURTHER TO THIS IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE AUTHORITIES TOOOK INTO THIS MATTER, WITH A VIEW TO DETERMINING WHAT LESSKNS CAN BE LEARNT FROM THIS TRAGIC INCIDENT. I AM BAFFLED AS TO WHY A BUILDING WAS IN THE PATH OF HIGH TENSION ELECTRIC CABLE?

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  3. Esthy D
    Esthy D April 21, 13:59

    Your comment…hmmmmmmm….i RIP

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  4. Abbey Etim
    Abbey Etim April 21, 18:40

    It’s sad.. Almost close to my house.. Ohh God! can’t stil believe this

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  5. Mimi
    Mimi April 21, 19:53

    Your comment..it’s really sad!!! God am not better than them in any way. May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace. For the injured, I wish them good health and quick recovery…

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  6. Emmanuel kariyai
    Emmanuel kariyai April 21, 22:40

    My heart goes to the family that lost someone yesterday.may all of them rest in the Good Lord

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  7. Emmanuel
    Emmanuel April 21, 22:45

    My heart goes to the family that lost his or her parson yesterday in calabar.may all the soul rest in peace in the GoodLord Amen

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