Over hundred people killed in stampede at a football match in Indonesia
More than 150 people have been killed and dozens have been
injured in a stampede at a football match in Indonesia. The incident happened on
Saturday night in the eastern city of Malang.
The stampede can be taken as one of the deadliest incidents ever happened in the sporting stadium disaster.
According to media reports, the supporters of Arema FC stormed inside the stadium after their team faced a defeat 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya. The cops on duty tried to control the mob with the help of tear gas; which resulted in panic among the people, rushing towards the exit gate.
Several people suffocated during the escape attempt and several others were run over by other people during the stampede.
The local media reports have claimed that more than 150 people have lost their lives in the incident.
The stadium has a capacity to hold 42000 people at once and it is known that the tickets for the game were sold out.
President Joko Widodo ordered an investigation into the tragedy, a safety review into all football matches and directed the country’s football association to suspend all matches until “security improvements” were completed.