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Seven Manchester United fans killed while watching match in Nigeria

Seven people have died after a live electrical cable fell on a gathering of people watching a Manchester United match in Nigeria.

Cross River state police said another 10 people were critically injured when the wire fell on the roof of a football viewing centre in Calabar on Thursday night.

Residents said the final death toll is likely to be much higher, claiming 80 people were crammed inside at the time.

Manchester United tweeted to send the team’s condolences to those affected by the tragedy.

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