Soccer Match Stampede in Indonesia Kills At Least 125 Fans
Soccer Match Stampede Kills at Least 125 Fans
10/2/2022 6:02 AM PT
At least 125 people were killed Saturday after a stampede erupted during an Indonesian soccer match.
The state of football in my country, 127 died, more than 100 injured, this is so sad, sending prayers to the family of the deceased#kanjuruhan #AremavsPersebaya #indonesia pic.twitter.com/lWmOiMzq3r— Bored Dude (@ProudCityzens) October 1, 2022 @ProudCityzens
It was a horrifying scene ... fans swarmed the field and opposing sides squared off as they fought violently.
Police were at a loss, firing rounds of tear gas. In fact, it was a fatal move, because fans ran for the exits ... causing a stampede.
Dozens were reportedly trampled to death. Others died by suffocation.
#Breaking: Just in - Reports of mass rioting going on at police vehicles, in #Indonesia, after they found out that riot police inside the stadium caused the death of 153 people. pic.twitter.com/vR8IYrMYxe— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) October 2, 2022 @sotiridi
More than 300 others were injured and taken to nearby hospitals, but a number of them died en route or once they got to the ER.
The hospitals in the area are overwhelmed.