Manchester United to honor the Nigerian fans killed in Calabar

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Nigerian football fans that died last week following an accident while watching a Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht will be honored.

The tragedy that took place in the south-eastern city of Calabar claimed lives of at least 30 people. An electric cable fell on fans were watching the match.

Through its Twitter account, the English club announced that its players will wear black armbands on Sunday in memory of the victims.

One witnesses said the building had a zinc roof which conducted the electricity to those watching inside.

In addition to the dead, at least 30 people were rushed to hospital by local ambulances.

Some eyewitnesses said the number of people who died was higher than the official toll of seven.

Cause of the cable collapse is yet to be known and an investigation is underway to establish the cause.

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