Indonesia launches investigation into deadly football stampede | News | DW

A partially independent team will investigate the failings that led to the deaths of 125 people, including children, at a soccer match in Indonesia over the weekend, a government minister said on Monday.

The fact-finding team will be made up of government officials, football association officials, experts, academics and journalists.

“The team is expected to finish its work in two or three weeks,” senior security minister Mohammad Mahfud said.

Police will also conduct a separate investigation looking into the people believed to be responsible for the tragedy.

What we know about the Indonesian soccer tragedy

The events unfolded on Saturday night at the Kanjuruhan stadium in East Java. Angry fans of the home team Arema FC stormed the pitch after losing 3-2 to their local rivals Persebaya…

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