127 people were killed and 180 were injured in a stampede during a football match in Indonesia’s East Java province. Indonesian police gave this information on Sunday. East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta told reporters that after the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya ended, supporters of the losing team attacked the ground. On this, the police fired tear gas, which led to a stampede. There were cases of suffocation in the accident. The news agency Reuters has given this news.
Video footage from local news channels showed people running to the stadium in Malang and carrying bodies.
Indonesian top league BRI League 1 has banned games for a week after this match. In this match Persebaya won 3-2. The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) said that an investigation into the incident has been launched.
Such disputes and fights have happened in the past matches in Indonesia. In an atmosphere of intense rivalry between football clubs, violence sometimes erupts between their supporters.