At least 30 people have reportedly dead at a football viewing centre in Calabar after being electrocuted by a high-tension cable.
Football fans were at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht when an electric cable fell on them.
Twenty eight of the victims died on the spot while two died in the hospital. About 50 others were injured.
The incident happened at around 9.30 pm at Nyagasang area of Atimbo in Calabar Municipality local government area of the state.
One of the fans who survived the tragic incident told Punch that a transformer near the viewing centre exploded during the match.
“It happened during the match between Manchester United and Anderlecht. I heard a deafening bang. I rushed out to see what was happening, He said.
“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 did not 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,” he added.