At least 125 people died later. chaos and violence It erupted during an Indonesian football league match on Sunday morning. Indonesia’s national police chief said one of the worst disasters in the world of all time.
Sponsor of Arema FC and rival Persebaya Surabaya, Indonesia’s two biggest football teams.(indonesia soccer stadium At least 125 dead) Clash in the stands after home team Arema FC were defeated 3-2 in a match in Malang in East Java, police said.
Supporters from the losing team then “raided” the stadium and police fired tear gas, provoking interested fans, leading to cases of suffocation. East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta said during a press conference after the incident.
Two police officers were among the dead, he said, adding that interest arose when fans escape to the exit door
Indonesian authorities have reported more than 300 injuries, fearing the death toll will rise.
earlier on Sunday Governor of East Java Province National police commissioner Lisyo Sijit Prabowo, at the scene, said the death toll was 131. Clarify the discrepancy of the previous higher numbers. It stated that some of the causes of death were recorded twice.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo Also known as Jokowi, all league matches have been suspended until the investigation is complete.
“I have specifically asked the police commissioner to investigate the case and investigate the matter,” Jokowi said in a televised speech. “Sportsmanship, humanity and brotherhood should be supported in Indonesia.”
“I am saddened by this tragedy and hope it will be the last time in Indonesian football. We cannot have any more (of this) in the future.”
Video, filmed late into the night from inside the stadium and shared on social media, shows fans dressed in red and blue – the home team’s colors – break into the stadium and clash with Indonesian security forces. who appeared to be wearing riot gear
Video footage aired on local news channels also showed a body bag, Reuters reported.
The smoke, which appeared to be tear gas, was also later seen in the videoSeveral people were taken into the building. The official said Many were admitted to nearby hospitals with symptoms of “hypoxia and shortness of breath.”