Indonesian soccer match on saturday left 130 people dead
most of whom were trampled to death after police fired tear gas to dispel riots, making it one of the deadliest sports events in the world.
Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city losing to Persebaya Surabaya FC 3-2.
Disappointed after their team’s loss, thousands of Arema supporters, known as “Aremania”, reacted by throwing bottles and other objects at players and football officials.
The rioting spread outside the stadium where at least five police vehicles were overturned and set on fire amid the chaos
Riot officers responded by firing tear gas, including towards the stadium’s stands, causing panic among the crowd.
Some people suffocated and others were trampled as hundreds ran to the exit in an effort to avoid the tear gas.
In the chaos, 34 died at the stadium, including two officers, and some reports included children among the casualties.
More than 300 people were rushed to nearby hospitals but many died on the way and during treatment
The death toll is likely to increase because many of the approximately 180 injured
Indonesia’s football association, known as PSSI,banned Arema from hosting matches for the remainder of the season.