Newshub18:Clashes at football fields in Indonesia, 127 dead
In the eastern Indonesian city of Malang, there was a clash over a soccer match. At least 127 people were killed in the ensuing stampede. Many others were injured in this incident. The incident took place at the city’s Kanjuruhan football stadium on Saturday night. News from AFP.
The stadium was playing between two football clubs named Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya. Persebaya defeated Arema 3-2 in the game. Arema lost to Persebaya for the first time in over two decades.
Indonesian police said Arema’s fans in the stadium caused chaos after the loss. Police fired tear gas to stop them. The audience was horrified. At this time, many people were trampled and killed in the rush.
Police termed the incident at Kanjuruhan Stadium as a riot on Saturday night. In a statement, East Java police chief Nico Afinta said, “127 people have been killed in this incident. Among them are two police officers. 32 people died inside the stadium. The rest died after being taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the Indonesian government has apologized for the incident. They promised to investigate the matter. Zainuddin Amali, Minister of Sports and Youth of the country told the media, “This unfortunate incident happened at a time when football fans are getting a chance to go to the stadium and watch the game