More than 150 killed, hundreds injured in riots during football match in Indonesia
A riot broke out during a football match in Indonesia, due to which more than 150 people have been reported dead so far. It is being told that these deaths have happened due to riots and stampedes. According to media reports, the incident took place on Saturday night at 10 pm at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang Regency, East Java.
A terrible scene has been seen during a football match in Indonesia. Supporters of two football teams clashed during the match, after which it took the form of violence on sight. According to media reports, more than 150 people have died due to the violence in the football match and the stampede that followed. Hundreds of people are said to be injured. The match has been suspended for a week after this incident.
According to media reports, the match between Persabaya Club and Arema Football Club was taking place at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang Regency, East Java. Arema's team lost in this match, leaving Arema's fans so stunned by their team's defeat that they landed on the football court. The police fired tear gas and lathi-charged to disperse the crowd.
Speaking to the media, East Java Police Inspector General Nico Afinta said that the Human Rights Commission put the death toll in the incident at 153, while Arema Football Club put the number at 182. According to media reports, earlier in the year 1964, during a football match in Indonesia, the referee gave a wrong decision, after which there was violence. 300 people died in this violence.
The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) issued a statement late Saturday expressing its regret over the incident. PSSI said that Kanjuruhan regrets the action taken by Arema supporters at the stadium. We apologize to the families of the victims and all parties involved in the incident. For this, PSSI immediately constituted an investigation team, after which the investigation team left for the stadium.
The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has suspended all matches of the BRI Liga 1 League for a week after this violence and stampede. Along with this, the team of Arema Football Club has been banned from hosting the rest of the matches of this season.