FIFA: “A tragedy beyond imagination”, laments Infantino
The stadium disaster in Indonesia was a “tragedy beyond imagination,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a statement on Sunday. At least 174 people were killed in a stampede at a stadium in the eastern city of Malang on the island of Java on Saturday when thousands of fans invaded the soccer field and threw tear gas.
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The crowd erupted, the police swarmed, the tear gas… reasons for tragedy
At least 174 people died on Saturday during an Indonesian league match between Arema and Persebaya Surabaya. First-hand witnesses and the Indonesian press accused the police of using large amounts of tear gas against the ground invasion, which caused a stampede.
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Message from Sergio Ramos
Reacting to several victims who died following a stampede following a soccer match in Indonesia, Sergio Ramos posted a message on Twitter: “Heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.”
A minute’s silence at La Liga stadiums
The Royal Spanish Football Federation observed a minute’s silence at La Liga and 2nd Division stadiums in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Indonesia.
The death toll has risen to 174
The death toll from a stampede after a soccer match in Indonesia has risen to 174, local officials said Sunday, in one of the worst stadium tragedies to date. “At 9:30 a.m. the (local) death toll rose to 158, and at 10:30 a.m. 174 people died. These are data collected by the East Java Disaster Management Agency,” provincial deputy governor Emil Tartak said on television. Channel Compass TV.
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