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FIFA, Man U condole with families of electrocuted football fans

FIFA, Man U condole with families of electrocuted football fans
April 21
21:06 2017

World football ruling body FIFA and Manchester United have offered condolence messages to families of Nigerians that died while watching a football match in Calabar, Cross River.

The incident took place on Thursday during the Europa League game between Manchester United and Anderlecht.

A transformer explosion near the viewing centre located in the Iyang-Esu area of Calabar resulted in a number of casualties.

FIFA in a message on its official Twitter handle said: “FIFA is deeply saddened by the deaths of several football fans in Calabar and offer our deepest condolences to family and friends of the victims.”

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Manchester United also condoled with the families of the victims.

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“Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria,” read a Twitter post.

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