Riots at an Indonesian soccer stadium: At least 127 people were killed

At least 127 people were killed in mass riots at an Indonesian soccer stadium.

Following Arema FC’s league match against Persebaya Surabaya, a riot is reported to have claimed the lives of dozens of football fans in Indonesia.

Several local media outlets have reported that dozens of fans died on the field at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang after a pitch invasion at the end of the game, despite the fact that no official death toll has yet been confirmed. The nearby Wava Husada and Kanjuruhan hospitals saw a rush of supporters.

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Akhmad Hadian Lukita, the president of PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB), stated: “We lament this occurrence greatly and are concerned. We offer our condolences and pray that everyone will take something positive away from this.

Persebaya’s official Twitter account posted the following message on Saturday night: “Persebaya’s extended family greatly mourns the loss of life after the Arema FC vs. Persebaya match. Single life is not worth it for football. We pray for the victims and beseech the bereaved families to have courage.

All BRI Liga 1 games left for this week have been postponed following the incident, and the Indonesian FA has announced that Arema will not host any more games for the remainder of the season.

The official Twitter account of Persebaya posted the following statement on Saturday night: “Persebaya’s extended family greatly mourns the loss of life after the Persebaya vs. Arema FC match. One life cannot be sacrificed for football. The victims are the subject of our prayers, and we implore the bereaved families to have courage.

The Indonesian FA has announced that Arema will not host any additional matches for the remainder of the season after the incident, which has resulted in the postponement of all remaining BRI Liga 1 matches scheduled for this week.

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