From: JUDEX OKORO, Calabar
Barely four months after the Calabar viewing centre tragedy, another victim of the electrocution, Ferdinand Anok, an Inspector of Immigration with the Cross River command, has died, in Calabar.
This brings to eight the total number of deaths recorded while watching live football match at a viewing centre at Inyang Assang Community in Calabar Municipality.
It was learnt that high tension cable fell on the make-shift viewing centre while they were watching the Europa League match between Manchester United and Anderlecth on April 20, 2017.
The late Anok was among the 11 people injured at a viewing centre and were rushed to University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) for medical attention.
Breaking the news in Calabar, on Tuesday, Anok’s mother, Mrs. Maria Mbua-Bisong, said he died at around 1.00am on Tuesday morning at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).
She said: “For over two months now, my son has been under serious heart pains. We have been moving from one hospital to the other. The pains were increasing by the day. After over two months of the incident, he finally gave up at around 1.00am yesterday (Tuesday) morning.”
The Chief Medical Director of UCTH, Prof. Thomas Agan, confirmed the dead of Anok in a telephone interview with newsmen in Calabar.
Agan said: “I was called at around 2.00am this yesterday morning to be informed that he has passed on.
“Out of the 11 persons that were hospitalised, six have been discharged while four were still on sick bed and responding to treatment,” he said.