At Least 127 People Killed, 180 Injured at Football Match in Indonesia

Sunday 1444/3/6 - 2022/10/02
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JAKARTA, Oct 2, 2022, SPA -- Indonesian police said on Sunday that 127 people had died and 180 were injured after a fan stampede at a football match in the province of East Java overnight.
After the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya had ended, supporters from the losing team had invaded the pitch and police had fired tear gas, triggering a stampede and cases of suffocation, East Java police chief Nico Afinta told reporters. Video footage from local news channels showed people rushing onto the pitch in the stadium in Malang. The Indonesian top league BRI Liga 1 has suspended games for a week following the match that Persebaya won 3-2.
The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) said an investigation had been launched, pointing out that Arema FC will not host any other matches in the rest of the season.
--SPA
04:08 LOCAL TIME 01:08 GMT
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