129 people died after being trampled on the football field in Indonesia
At least 129 people have been killed in clashes over a soccer match in Indonesia’s East Java province. 180 people were injured in this incident. The incident happened on Sunday (October 2) local time.
Security forces clashed with spectators at a football match at a stadium in Indonesia. Later, 127 people died in the stampede.
The incident took place at a stadium in East Java during a match between Arema and Persebaya Surabaya on Saturday (October 1) local time. Local media reported that Arema lost the match 2-3. Shocked by the team’s defeat, thousands of supporters took to the field and joined the clash. At one point, they allegedly attacked some Arema players.
Security forces and witnesses said that thousands of spectators gathered together in the stadium and there was a rush among each other. Later, the police fired teargas shells and blank bullets at the crowd to bring the situation under control. Due to this, many people died in the crowd. The injured are under treatment.
The football league in the country has been suspended for several weeks in this incident.
Sources: Marsa, BBC, Reuters.