Tear gas let off by police is seen after a football match in East Java on October 1, 2022. Photo: AFP
Tear gas let off by police is seen after a football match in East Java on October 1, 2022. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Explainer |
How do crowd disasters like Indonesia’s football tragedy happen and can they be prevented?

  • Fight-or-flight response triggered by radical change in environment, crowd density among key factors for disasters, experts say
  • Assessment of potential risks, increasing education on how disasters occur part of multi-agency approach to prevention, analysts add

Tear gas let off by police is seen after a football match in East Java on October 1, 2022. Photo: AFP
Tear gas let off by police is seen after a football match in East Java on October 1, 2022. Photo: AFP
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