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No less than seven individuals have died after an electrical cable fell on followers watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say.

The high-tension cable fell on a crowded shack exhibiting the Europa League quarter-final towards Anderlecht within the southern metropolis of Calabar.

No less than 30 individuals had been taken to hospital by native ambulances and police who arrived rapidly on the scene.

English soccer has a big and passionate following in Nigeria.

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Eyewitnesses describe listening to a loud explosion from transformer which triggered the cable to fall.

An eyewitness advised the BBC he had counted at the least 16 our bodies, together with youngsters, on the scene of the accident.

It has been reported that scores of followers managed to flee.

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

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