At least 127 dead, 180 injured in Indonesian football match

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At least 127 killed, including two police officers Nearly 200 injured in one violent incident football game, When fans take to the field for their team’s loss on the Indonesian island JavaPolice sources reported on Sunday.

Police using tear gas say the riot happened Saturday night Kanjuluhan Stadiumin East Java, in a game, Arema was defeated 2-3 by Persebaya Surabaya.

As East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta explained at a press conference, 24 killed in stadiumwhile others died in hospital.

At least 180 people were injured. In fact, they are being treated in different hospitals in the area.

Afinta says most deaths are due to fans stampedethey were trying to flee the extensive fighting when dozens of them suffocated.

“It’s a crowded space, which leads to shortness of breath, hypoxia, The medical team and the United team tried to facilitate in the stadium,” the commissioner said.

The spiral of violence begins with About 3,000 fans of the losing team stormed the stadium and started attacking the player, triggering a violent clash with the security forces, who used tear gas to try to stop the attack.

In the images and videos broadcast on social networks, it is possible to see how rabid crowds have invaded the field, while Team and referee quickly try to escape grass to avoid the anger of the fans.

Following the “shock” incident, the Indonesian Football Federation suspends all competitions for a week, while the National Football Federation (PSSI) announced find out the facts.

“PSSI regrets the actions of Arema fans at Kanjuruhan Stadium. We apologise to the families of the victims and everyone. PSSI immediately set up an investigation team,” the PSSI chairman said in a statement. Entity Mochamad Iriawan, who added the incident ‘It damages the image of Indonesian football’.

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