During a football match in east java province 127 people died and 180 people were injured during a stampede during a football match.This incident was reported by Indonesian Police on Sunday.


East Java police chief Nico Afinta told reporters that supporters of the losing team stormed the field after the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya ended.

On this, the police fired tear gas shells

Video footage from local news channels showed people running towards the stadium in Malang and carrying the bodies.

The Indonesian top league BRI League 1 banned sports for a week following this match. Persebaya won 3-2 in this match.

The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) said an investigation into the incident has been launched.

Such fights and brawls have happened before in matches held in Indonesia. In an atmosphere of intense rivalry between football clubs, violence sometimes erupts between their supporters.


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