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Indonesia soccer stampede: What you need to know

Officials stated that at least 125 people died in the soccer stampede in Indonesia. This included 17 children. This incident occurs as Southeast Asian countries are being pressured to provide explanations for one of the most tragic stadium disasters in recent history.

* Police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the fans of the losing team who tried to invade the Malang pitch in East Java. Arema FC lost against Persebaya Surabaya 3-2 at the local BRI Liga 1 match.

* 42,000 tickets were sold for a stadium that can accommodate 38,000 people according to Mahfud MD (Indonesia’s chief security minister) in an Instagram post.

Mahfud said that an independent fact-finding team would examine the sequence of events in order to identify the culprits.


* Gilang Widya Pramana, Arema FC’s president. He stated that he was open to taking full responsibility.

* FIFA, the international soccer governing body, requested an investigation from the Indonesian authorities. Safety regulations prohibit firearms and crowd control gases from being allowed at matches.


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