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Indonesia: 129 people killed after riot at football match | News | DW


Indonesian authorities said on Sunday that at least 129 people, including two police officers, died after clashes broke out following a football match in the East Java province.

East Java police chief Nico Afinta said 34 people died in the stadium, and the rest died either on their way to the hospital or at the hospital where they were being treated. 

More than 300 people were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment in total.

Afinta said he expected the number of deaths to rise since the condition of some people being treated at hospitals was deteriorating.

Fans angered after host team’s loss

Clashes broke out after angry fans stormed onto the football field after the host team, Arema FC, was defeated.

Arema FC lost 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya, the first loss in more than…



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