Calabar Viewing Centre Tragedy: President Buhari Mourns Victims

President Muhammdu Buhari has sent his condolence to the Cross River State Government and families who lost ones in the Calabar viewing centre tragedy, Thursday night.
The President expressed shock over the deaths which occurred when a high tension electricity cable broke from its mooring and fell on the roof of the building where they were watching a Europa League match between Manchester United and Anderlecht.
Reports have initially put the dead at 30 but the police said Friday morning that seven people died while scores were injured in the tragedy.
In a statement on Friday by the Senior Media Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, said the President commiserates with the government and people of Cross River State over the unfortunate incident.
“The President offers his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims, whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families, but also to the football-loving nation.
“He prays that God Almighty will grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourn their irreparable loss,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Manchester United, have sent condolences to Nigerian football fans that died in the incident.
The club on Friday tweeted: “Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday.”

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