Indonesia football stampede: 32 children among dead as death toll rises

10/3/2022 12:47:00 PM

Families and friends of some of the dead have begun mourning the victims as their bodies were returned home.

Mourners have paid tribute to victims of the Indonesia football disaster, which killed at least 125 people. Some were suffocated and others trampled after police used tear gas on fans who invaded the pitch, causing panic as hundreds ran for the exit.

Families and friends of some of the dead have begun mourning the victims as their bodies were returned home.

Some of the 42,000 Arema fans flung bottles and other missiles at players and officials and at least five police vehicles were toppled and set alight outside the stadium.Riot police trying to stop the violence fired tear gas in the stadium, triggering panic in the crowd and sparking the crush as they stampeded for the exits.

AdvertisementMost of the 125 people who died were trampled or suffocated.Image:Arema FC players and officials pray for the victimsPolice chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo said in a news conference:"I ensure that investigation on this case will be conducted thoroughly and seriously."

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