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Mass panic at a soccer game in Indonesia: over 100 dead – ex-Bundesliga coach right in the middle

2022-10-03T04:32:01.545Z

Mass panic at a soccer game in Indonesia: over 100 dead – ex-Bundesliga coach right in the middle Created: 03/10/2022 06:22 By: Andreas Schmid Mass panic in the stadium: After the final whistle of a football game in Indonesia, the situation escalated completely. The police use tear gas, more than 100 people die. Thomas Doll, who works in the country, is deeply moved. Update from October 2, 4:5



Mass panic at a soccer game in Indonesia: over 100 dead – ex-Bundesliga coach right in the middle

Created: 03/10/2022 06:22

By: Andreas Schmid

Mass panic in the stadium: After the final whistle of a football game in Indonesia, the situation escalated completely.

The police use tear gas, more than 100 people die.

Thomas Doll, who works in the country, is deeply moved.

Update from October 2, 4:55 p.m .:

The death toll from the stadium disaster in Indonesia has been revised down to 125.

Thomas Doll also felt the consequences of the devastating mass panic.

The former Germany international has been coaching the first division side Persija Jakarta, a league competitor of the affected clubs Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya, since April.

In the

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, the 56-year-old said: "I am unspeakably sad about the incidents.

The processing will certainly take a long time.”

Doll also emphasized with regard to the events, which apparently started with a rush of many fans: "It has nothing to do with football anymore.

It all makes you think a lot.” He himself found out in the team hotel where the team was before their own game: “For security reasons, we were immediately driven in armored police cars to our team bus, which was parked 40 kilometers away, and we left returned to Jakarta under police protection.”

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, Hanno Behrens, who plays under Doll at Persija Jakarta, was shocked: "It's a very sad thing for all of football around the world.

We shouldn't forget that at the end of the day it's just a game."

Dozens of victims after the stadium disaster: In Indonesia, clashes between spectators at a soccer game and the security forces have escalated.

© afp

First report from October 2nd:

Malang - At least 174 people died and as many (180) were injured in a soccer game in Indonesia.

Violent riots caused a mass panic in which two police officers were killed.

The tragedy in Malang in the Indonesian province of East Java represents one of the worst sports stadium disasters in the world.

Indonesia: Fans storm the game - police respond with tear gas

After the game, police said angry fans stormed the pitch after their club, Arema FC, lost 3-2 to arch-rivals Persebaya Surabaya, their first loss in more than two decades.

The police then said they tried to get fans to return to the stands and eventually fired tear gas into the crowd after two police officers were killed.

According to the police, this triggered a mass panic.

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Police used tear gas to disperse rioting fans, provincial police chief Nico Afinta said.

34 people died on the field of Kanjuruhan Stadium, all others in hospitals, Afinta said, according to radio station Elshinta and station tvOne.

Around 3,000 football fans storm the pitch at Kanjuruhan Stadium.

© Yudha Prabowo/AP/dpa

Indonesia: 3000 fans storm the field

The Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang holds a total of 42,000 spectators and was sold out according to the authorities.

According to the police, 3,000 people stormed the square.

"We would like to point out that not everyone was anarchic, there were only about 3000 who entered the field," said Afinta.

Photos published on the tvOne website show, among other things, a completely destroyed car in the stadium.

Further pictures show the storming of the square and clouds of smoke on the square and in the grandstands.

Police officers stand next to the wreckage of police vehicles destroyed in the clashes © Yudha Prabowo/picture alliance

Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered a security review of the country's soccer games.

The country's sports and youth minister, the national police chief and the head of the Indonesian Football Confederation were ordered to "carry out a thorough assessment of football matches and security procedures," Widodo said in a televised statement.

Tragedy in Indonesia: The biggest disasters in football

The accident at the British Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 is considered one of the most devastating in the world, when 97 Liverpool FC fans died when the stands collapsed.

In 2012, 74 people died in a stadium riot in Port Said, Egypt, after a football match.

In 1964, a stampede during an Olympic qualifying match between Peru and Argentina at the National Stadium in Lima killed 320 and injured more than 1,000.

(as/SID)

Source: merkur

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