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32 children died in Indonesia stadium disaster, police chief sacked

32 children died in Indonesia stadium disaster, police chief sacked

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Indonesia Football match riotPhoto : APIndonesia: At least 32 children died in Indonesia's stadium crush, an official said Monday, as police moved to punish those responsible for one of the deadliest disasters in football history.The tragedy on Saturday night in the city of Malang saw a total of 125 people killed and 323 others injured after officers fired tear gas in a packed stadium to quell a pitch invasion, triggering a stampede.Dozens of children caught in the chaos lost their lives, an official at the women's empowerment and child protection ministry told AFP."From the latest data we received, out of 125 people who died in the accident, 32 of them were children, with the youngest being a toddler age three or four," said Nahar, who like many Indonesians goes by only one name.As ang...
Indonesian police probe tear gas firing at soccer match

Indonesian police probe tear gas firing at soccer match

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Indonesian police said they were investigating over a dozen officers responsible for firing tear gas that set off a crush that killed 125 people at a soccer match, as families and friends grieved on Monday for the victims that included 17 children. Distraught family members were struggling to comprehend the sudden loss of loved ones at the match in East Java's Malang city that was watched only by hometown Arema FC fans. The organizer had banned visiting Persebaya Surabaya's supporters due to Indonesia's history of violent soccer rivalries. The crush was among the world's deadliest disasters at a sporting event. Witnesses said fans flooded the pitch and demanded that Arema management explain why, after 23 years of undefeated home matches against Persebaya, Saturday n...
Indonesia football tragedy: Coach Javier Roca says some ‘fans died in players’ arms’

Indonesia football tragedy: Coach Javier Roca says some ‘fans died in players’ arms’

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Arema football coach Javier Roca said on Sunday (October 2) that during the Indonesian football tragedy, which claimed at least 125 lives, "fans died in the arms of players". Roca coach also claimed that tear gas-firing police fatally "over-stepped" the mark.  The tragic incident happened at Kanjuruhan stadium in East Java province when angry fans of Arema FC stormed the pitch after their team lost 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya.  Roca said that some of the team stayed on the pitch when the game ended and some of the fans had even “died in the arms of players."  ALSO READ | Indonesia stadium stampede: What led to one of world's worst football tragedies?  He said, “Returning from the press conference, I saw the tragedy. The boys passed by with victims in their arms. I thi...
Seventeen children among the 125 dead in Indonesian soccer stampede

Seventeen children among the 125 dead in Indonesian soccer stampede

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Residents and supporters of the Arema Malang FC lighting candles and praying together at the Gajayana Stadium, Malang, East Java, Indonesia on October 2, 2022. Seventeen children were among at least 125 people killed in a soccer stampede in Indonesia at the weekend, officials said, as pressure builds on the Southeast Asian nation to explain how one of the world's worst stadium disasters unfolded.Suryanto | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesSeventeen children were among at least 125 people killed in a soccer stampede in Indonesia at the weekend, officials said, as pressure builds on the Southeast Asian nation to explain how one of the world's worst stadium disasters unfolded.Violence and hooliganism have long been features of Indonesian football, especially in places such as Jakarta, the capi...
Indonesia stadium tragedy: 130 people dead following soccer match, state media reports

Indonesia stadium tragedy: 130 people dead following soccer match, state media reports

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CNN  —  At least 130 people are dead after chaos and violence erupted during an Indonesian league soccer match into the early hours of Sunday, according to state media, in what is one of the world’s deadliest stadium disasters of all time. Supporters of Arema FC and rival Persebaya Surabaya, two of Indonesia’s biggest soccer teams, clashed in the stands after home team Arema FC was defeated 3-2 at a match in the city of Malang in East Java, police said. Supporters from the losing team then “invaded” the pitch and police fired tear gas, triggering a stampede which led to cases of suffocation, East Java police chief Nico Afinta said during a press conference following the event. Two pol...
Indonesian Police Say 4 Dead, 1 Missing in Papua Attack

Indonesian Police Say 4 Dead, 1 Missing in Papua Attack

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JAYAPURA, INDONESIA —  Indonesian security forces Saturday recovered the bodies of four construction workers who were killed in a separatist attack in the restive province of West Papua, police said. The four men were killed late Thursday when gunmen stormed a government road construction project in remote Meyarga village in Bintuni Bay district, said West Papua Police spokesperson Adam Erwindi. Five other workers fled to a nearby military post, including one who was injured in the attack, while three others hid in the jungle. The only female worker managed to escape and remains missing, Erwindi said. He said that the bodies had been guarded by the gunmen until security forces found them on Saturday. Two of the remains were charred near two heavy equipment and three trucks that were s...
Indonesia police say 127 people killed after stampede at football match

Indonesia police say 127 people killed after stampede at football match

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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 Afinta told reporters. (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.) Source link
Indonesian fans dead after pitch invasion, Arema vs Persebaya, Indonesian Liga 1, latest, updates

Indonesian fans dead after pitch invasion, Arema vs Persebaya, Indonesian Liga 1, latest, updates

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More than 100 football fans are reported to have died after a riot broke out at an Indonesian Liga 1 football match between Arema and Persebaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang.Persebaya emerged 3-2 victors over their rivals Arema in the East Java Derby, prompting a large number of supporters to invade the pitch after the full-time whistle.Watch the world’s best footballers every week with beIN SPORTS on Kayo. LIVE coverage from Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, Carabao Cup, EFL & SPFL. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >Riot police responded by using tear gas inside the stadium, as frightening footage shared across social media showed fans scaling over fences to escape the smoke.According to the Times of Indonesia, security officers tried to keep the rushing crowd in check by hi...