Spectators climb a fence by the stands amid a deadly stampede after a football match in Indonesia. Photo: AFP/File
Spectators climb a fence by the stands amid a deadly stampede after a football match in Indonesia. Photo: AFP/File
Indonesia

Delays in unlocking gates contributed to Indonesia stadium stampede: soccer group

  • All gates should be unlocked 10 minutes before the end of a match, but on Saturday, 7 minutes after the final whistle, several doors were still locked
  • Police, however, continued to insist the gates were open but were too narrow and could only fit two people at a time when hundreds were trying to escape

Spectators climb a fence by the stands amid a deadly stampede after a football match in Indonesia. Photo: AFP/File
Spectators climb a fence by the stands amid a deadly stampede after a football match in Indonesia. Photo: AFP/File
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