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Drama in Indonesia: the president grants compensation to the families of the victims


The minister in charge of security announced on Monday that compensation for the families of the 125 victims after the deadly jostle in

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has granted compensation to the families of 125 victims who perished in the deadly crowd movement at a football stadium this weekend, the minister in charge of security announced on Monday.

“As a sign of condolence, the president will donate 50 million rupees (3,000 euros) for each deceased victim,” Mahfud MD told a press conference, adding that the sums will be paid within two to three days.

Saturday's drama in Malang killed 125 people and injured more than 300, after police fired tear gas into a crowded stadium to push spectators off the pitch, sparking one of the most serious dramas of football history.

While the analysts interviewed recall that similar disasters have occurred in other countries, they believe that this event will undoubtedly damage Indonesia's reputation when it comes to hosting international competitions.

Indonesia have offered to replace China as hosts of the Asian Cup next year, and a decision is expected in two weeks.

The archipelago of 270 million inhabitants is due to host the Under-20 Football World Cup in May.

Calls have been made online for the country to be deprived of it.

Indonesia, which had defied warnings about its poor preparation for the Asian Games in 2018, has also expressed interest in hosting the Olympics for the first time in 2036.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-10-03

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