Man United Mourn Victims of Calabar Tragedy
By Dipo Olowookere
English football club, Manchester United, have expressed condolences to families of those who died in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria on Thursday night.
It was reported that during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between the Red Devils and a Belgian outfit, Anderlecht, last night, some football lovers, who were watching the match at a viewing centre, were electrocuted to death.
It was gathered that a high tension cable fell on the roof of the viewing centre and electrocuted over 30 persons to death.
In a tweet via its official Twitter handle on Friday, Manchester United condoled with friends and families of the victims.
“Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday,” the tweet reads.
In a related development, the club has expressed shock over the death of a former England international, Ugo Ehiogu, who died as a result of cardiac arrest.
“Everyone at United is saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ugo Ehiogu. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues,” Man United post on Friday.
“In light of this terrible news, Monday’s Reserves game against Tottenham at Old Trafford has been postponed,” the club announced.