IndonesiaIn the football match between Arema FC’s arch-rival Persebaya Surabaya in the East Java state of Turkey, the parties who were not satisfied with the result of the match went down to the field and with the intervention of the police. confluence had happened.
In the statement made by the authorities, it was reported that 32 children were among those who lost their lives in the stampede. It was reported that the children were between the ages of 3-17.
On the other hand, the loss of life, which was declared as 174 after the stampede, was revised to 125 by East Java Deputy Governor Emil Dardak after it was determined that some victims were counted twice.
FIFA DOES NOT ALLOW THE USE OF FIRE ARMS AND GAS IN FOOTBALL MATCHES
The International Football Federation (FIFA) does not allow any firearms or gas to be carried or used by the police in its safety regulations about matches.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a statement that the football world was “in shock after the tragic events that took place in Indonesia” and that the incident was “a dark day for all concerned”.
Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) Secretary General Yunus Nusi stated that FIFA requested a report from PSSI regarding the incident, and that the Indonesian human rights commission plans to investigate safety on the field, including the use of tear gas.
THOUSANDS OF FANS ENTERED THE FIELD
After Arema FC’s 3-2 loss to their arch-rival Persebaya Surabaya, thousands of fans descended on the field with the whistle blowing, and there was a stampede among the crowd, where the police intervened with tear gas. East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta stated that 42 thousand tickets were sold for Kanjuruhan Stadium with a capacity of 38 thousand spectators.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered the suspension of all matches in BRI Liga 1 pending the completion of the investigation initiated by PSSI. East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said that financial aid would be provided to the injured and their families.
SIMILAR DISEASES HAVE HAPPENED IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE WORLD
For the Summer Olympics football tournament to be held in Tokyo, 328 people were killed and at least 500 people were injured in the events that broke out due to the fans entering the field after the goal cancellation at the Estadio Nacional in the Peruvian capital, Lima, between Peru and Argentina on May 24, 1964.
On April 15, 1989, in the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, 97 Liverpool fans lost their lives and at least 750 were injured after the overcrowding and collapse in the Lepping Lane tribune during the match between Sheffield and Liverpool.