Cross River State House of Assembly Speaker Rt. Hon John Gaul Lebo on behalf of leadership and members of the Assembly has condoled with the families of soccer enthusiasts who lost their lives on Thursday evening watching the Europa Champions League match between Manchester United FC and Anderlecht FC.
The Speaker said that the news of the electrocution of about 9 young football fans was heart wrenching.
Rt. Hon Lebo frowned at the act of indiscriminate erection of buildings under high tension lines and regretted that innocent youths had to die untimely following their passion.
He called on concerned authorities to ensure that houses were not erected under high tension cables and to also take necessary measures to ensure that people occupying houses built under power lines vacate to forestall a recurrence of the ugly incidence.
Rt. Hon Lebo wished families of the deceased the fortitude to bear the painful losses while also praying survivors of the incident currently receiving treatments in the hospital a quick recovery.
Special Assistant Media/Chief Press Secretary
Office of the Hon Speaker Cross River State House of Assembly
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