Many Football Fans Feared Dead In Indonesia’s Stadium Disaster

By Chimezie Nebolisa

At least 125 people have died in a crush at an Indonesian football match that has become one of the world’s worst stadium disasters.

Hundreds were also hurt in aftermath of home team Arema FC’s loss to better rivals at the overcrowded stadium late on Saturday in Malang, East Java.

The crush took place after police tear-gassed fans who invaded the pitch. As panic spread, thousands surged towards Kanjuruhan stadium’s exits, where many suffocated.

FIFA states that no “crowd control gas” should be carried or used by stewards or police at matches.

Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino said it was “a dark day for all involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension”.

Source: BBC Sports