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Over 120 People Dead & More Than 100 Injured In Riot At A Game In Indonesia

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More Than 120 People Dead & Over 100 Others Injured After Riot At A Football Match In Indonesia

More Than 120 People Dead & Over 100 Others Injured After Riot At A Football Match In Indonesia

According to several national and international outlets, at least 127 people have been killed and another 180 or so have been injured in a riot that broke out during an Indonesian football match. The league is now suspended.

Reportedly, a riot broke out at an Indonesian Liga 1 football match between Arema and Persebaya at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang.

It is reported that Persebaya won the match over their rivals Arema in the East Java Derby, 3-2. Following the win, it is reported that several fans began to invade the pitch after the full-time whistle was heard.

That prompted the police to fire tear gas, which caused panic, Inspector General Nico Afinta, the East Java Police chief, said at a news conference. He said 127 people died, two of them members of the National Police.

Since the incident, shocking footage has since gone viral on social media. Videos show fans climbing over fences to escape the smoke and rioting.

“Tear gas was used because there was anarchy,” said Chief Afinta. “They were about to attack the officers and had damaged the cars.”

Other reports claim security guards even had to hit and kick fans to keep them from rushing onto the field. Health officials claim “more than 120 people died of chaos, overcrowding, trampling and suffocation.”

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