Indonesia Football Stampede: Death Toll Rises to 174, Scores Injured

indonesia football match tragedy - Sakshi Post

Jakarta: Indonesian police announced on Sunday that 127 people were killed and 180 were injured in a stampede that occurred overnight during a football match in the province of East Java. According to latest reports, the death toll is climbed to 174. 

Following the conclusion of the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya, supporters of the losing club entered the pitch, and police used tear gas, causing a stampede and incidents of suffocation, according to East Java police head Nico Afinta.

The Indonesian top league, BRI Liga 1, has stopped games for a week following the 3-2 victory by Persebaya, and an inquiry has been initiated, according to the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI).

There have been prior outbreaks of disturbance during matches in Indonesia, with fierce competition between teams occasionally leading to violence among fans. The videos and pictures were surfacing 

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