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127 die in Indonesia soccer horror: report

127 people have reportedly died with 180 more injured after a crowd stampede following a soccer league match in Indonesia’s East Java province.

October 2, 2022
By AAP
2 October 2022

Indonesia’s police chief in East Java province says that 127 people have died and 180 were injured after a crowd stampede during crowd trouble at a football match.

Supporters from the losing side had invaded the pitch and authorities had fired tear gas, leading to a crowd stampede and cases of suffocation, Nico Afinta told reporters.

Indonesia’s football association (PSSI) is investigating the incident that took place after a match in the district of Malang on Saturday night and has suspended the top league BRI Liga 1 for a week, it said in a statement.

The trouble came after a match between two teams from East Java, Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at the Kanjuruhan Stadium. 

Persebaya Surabaya won the match 3-2.

Supporters from the losing side reportedly invaded the pitch and authorities fired tear gas, leading to a crowd stampede and cases of suffocation.

with Reuters

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