Tragedy! At least 129 killed by stampede after soccer match in Indonesia | Videos
At least 129 people died and 180 were injured after one stampede during a soccer match, Indonesian police in East Java province said.
was disputed a local league match between Pesebaya Surabaya and Arema FC (3-2) one of the regional classics.
Supporters of the losing team invaded the pitch and the authorities fired tear gas, causing a crowd stampede and choking casessaid Nico Afinta, chief of police.
Zainudin Amali, Indonesia's sports minister, pointed to Kompas TV that the ministry I would reevaluate security at football matchesincluding the possibility of not allowing spectators in stadiums.
Indonesia's top league, BRI Liga 1, suspended games for a week after the tragedy.
The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) said it would launch an investigation into what happened after the match.
“We announced the decision after receiving an address from the PSSI president. We are doing this to respect everything and while waiting for the PSSI investigation process,” said PT LIB league owner president and director Akhmad Hadian Lukita. (Reuters)
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