The toll from the clashes that took place last night in Malang, Indonesia, after a football match at the Kanjuruhan stadium, is at least 182 dead. The Indonesian media reported this, explaining that many of the victims have not yet been identified and several people have died trampled in the crowd
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The violence erupted at the end of the match, when thousands of Arema Fc fans entered the playing field enraged by the 3-2 defeat suffered against long-time rivals Persebaya Surabaya, a team with which they had not lost for more than twenty ‘years
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Many cars, including a police truck, were set on fire outside the sports facility. According to data provided by law enforcement, 13 vehicles were damaged in total. A hospital source reported that a 5-year-old boy was also among the victims
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The stadium has a capacity of 42 thousand spectators and according to the data of the authorities it was completely sold-out. In 3,000, the police explained, they made an invasion of the field. The Indonesian government apologized for the incident and promised to investigate the matter
President Joko Widodo has ordered a safety investigation during football matches. The Minister of Sports, the police and the head of the Indonesian Football Association will have to conduct “a full evaluation of the football matches and security procedures,” the head of state said in a televised speech.