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Drama in Indonesia: the president visits the scene of the disaster


Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on Wednesday that he would call for an audit of all football stadiums in the country and pledged to find the "root" cause of the stampede that killed 131 people over the weekend.

The Head of State traveled to the city of Malang, located in the east of the island of Java, to meet the families of the victims, go to the bedside of the injured and inspect the stadium where the event took place. one of the worst dramas in football history this weekend.

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We need improvements in all management, stadium spectator management, time management, security.

This must be fully audited so that such a tragedy does not happen again

,” he told reporters at Kanjuruhan Stadium which still bears the scars of the tragedy.

He had indicated earlier that the audit will concern “

all the stadiums used by the

football league”.

The Indonesian leader said he spoke the day before with the president of the International Football Federation Gianni Infantino on ways to improve the way of "

running football

" in Indonesia.

All games suspended

The visit of the Indonesian president comes in the context of growing anger against the police accused by supporters of having aggravated a crowd movement.

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In response to this tragedy, Joko Widodo ordered the suspension of all matches, compensation for the victims and an investigation into the tragedy.

It could last two to three weeks.

Police said the investigation was focused on six stadium gates of which they have footage from cameras placed outside.

She said the exits were open but too small to allow all people to cross them.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-10-05

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