At least 127 killed after riot breaks out at football match | World News

At least 127 people were killed after a riot at a football match in Indonesia, a police official said.

Violence broke out at a stadium in East Java during the match between Arema and Persebaya Surabaya.

Chaos erupted after the game ended 2-3 for the away team – and according to local reports, thousands of Arema fans took to the field after their team lost.

It is also thought that a number of Arema players who were still on the field at the time were attacked.

About 180 people are being treated in hospital – and it is believed a stampede began when police fired tear gas into the crowd.

A local health official said many of the victims died from “chaos, overcrowding, trampling and suffocation”.

Two of the dead are believed to be police officers.

The Indonesian Football Federation has now been suspended for a week, and Arema is banned from hosting matches for the rest of the season.


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