Over 30 people have reportedly lost their lives while watching a football match at a viewing centre in in Calabar, Cross River State.

According to a report by Channels TV, the deceased were killed after being electrocuted by a high tension cable that reportedly fell on the viewing centre.

It was also reported that the football fans, who assembled at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht on satellite television, lost their lives when a live electricity cable broke from its mooring and fell on the viewing centre.

There are no official statements regarding the sad occurrence as at the time of publishing.