Nigeria football fans ‘electrocuted’ while watching TV

Football fans, who had gathered to watch last night’s Uefa Europa match between Manchester United and Anderlecht at a viewing centre in the southern port city of Calabar, have been electrocuted after an electric fault.

There are reports that some of them were killed but there are no confirmed figures.

A local journalist has told the BBC that the incident happened when a high tension cable fell on the building.

Other reports say that there were 80 people in the building at the time but some managed to get away before safely.

Local authorities have however not confirmed what happened and the police are said to be in a meeting with emergency service officials.

A local journalist says the scene has been cordoned off and the electricity supply in the area has been switched off.

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