Jakarta, Oct 02: At least 129 people had been killed and 180 people sustained accidents after a crowd stampede during a riot in East Java of Indonesia province overnight, media reported quoting police.
A conflict broke out among supporters of Javanese golf equipment Arema and Persebaya Surabaya after the previous turned into defeat at the match in Malang Regency, East Java.
Fighting reportedly started when thousands of Arema fans rushed into the field after their crew lost. Supporters from the Arema crew had invaded the pitch and police had to fire tear gas which triggered a stampede and suffocation, East Java police chief Nico Afinta told reporters.
Video photos published on social media confirmed human beings dashing onto the pitch withinside the stadium in Malang and pictures of frame bags.
Meanwhile, Indonesia’s sports activities minister Zainudin Amali informed Reuters that government could re-examine protection at soccer fits and take into account now no longer permitting spectators after a stampede killed 127 people.
“The Indonesian pinnacle league BRI Liga 1 has suspended video games for per week following the in shape that Persebaya gained 3-2 and research has been launched,” Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) stated in a statement.