At least 125 dead in Indonesia Football Stadium Crush


Soleil Rivera, contributor

At least 125 people are dead after violence erupted during an Indonesian league soccer, also known as fútbol, match in the early hours of the morning of Sunday, October 2nd. Supporters of Arema FC and rival Persebaya Surabaya clashed in the stands after their team, Arema FC, was defeated 3-2 at a match in the city of Malang in East Java, police said. Supporters from the losing team then “invaded” the pitch, and police fired tear gas, triggering a fan crush that led to cases of suffocation, East Java police chief Nico Afinta said during a press conference following the event. More than 300 people were injured, and at least 125 people were dead, along with two police officers. Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered all league matches to be halted until Sunday’s investigations were completed. According to Indonesia’s National Police Chief, this is one of the world’s deadliest stadium disasters of all time.