A riot police officer fires tear gas during a after a football match between Arema vs Persebaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia on Sunday. Photo: Antara Foto/Ari Bowo Sucipto/via Reuters
A riot police officer fires tear gas during a after a football match between Arema vs Persebaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia on Sunday. Photo: Antara Foto/Ari Bowo Sucipto/via Reuters
Indonesia

32 children among 125 killed during Indonesia stadium stampede, police under fire for ‘overstepping their mark’

  • Police said they tried to force fans – who had stormed the pitch – to return to the stands and fired tear gas after two officers were killed
  • Many victims were trampled or choked to death, according to police. Survivors described panicking spectators in a packed crowd as tear gas rained down

A riot police officer fires tear gas during a after a football match between Arema vs Persebaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia on Sunday. Photo: Antara Foto/Ari Bowo Sucipto/via Reuters
A riot police officer fires tear gas during a after a football match between Arema vs Persebaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia on Sunday. Photo: Antara Foto/Ari Bowo Sucipto/via Reuters
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