Stampede, riot at Indonesia soccer match kill 129, police say
When supporters of the losing home team invaded the pitch in East Java province on Saturday night to express their frustration, officers fired tear gas in an attempt to control the situation, triggering a stampede and cases of suffocation, East Java police chief Nico Afinta told reporters.
Angry Fans Invade Pitch Leading to Stampede at Indonesia Stadium
The match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya in East Java province in Indonesia on Saturday night ended in a riot leading to over 127 deaths after fans invaded the pitch, triggering a stampede forcing cops to respond with tear gas.
Indonesia police say 127 people killed after stampede at football match
Indonesia's police chief in East Java province said on Sunday that 127 people had died and 180 were injured after a crowd stampede during crowd trouble at a football match. Supporters from the losing side had invaded the pitch and authorities had fired tear gas, leading to a crowd stampede and cases of suffocation, Nico
Soccer stadium crush in Indonesia leaves 125 dead as president orders investigation
Police firing tear gas after an Indonesian soccer match in an attempt to stop violence triggered a disastrous crush of fans making a panicked, chaotic run for the exits, leaving at least 125 people dead, most of them trampled upon or suffocated.