Timeline: How did Indonesia’s deadly football stampede unfold? | News

Chaos broke out after a neighborhood match in East Java province, triggering police to fireside tear fuel, ensuing within the stampede.

Violence, chaos and a lethal stampede that erupted following a home league soccer match on Saturday evening marked one of many worst sporting disasters in historical past.

Chaos broke out after Persebaya Surabaya defeated rival Arema Malang in Saturday evening’s match in East Java province’s Malang metropolis.

At the very least 125 folks have been reported killed within the incident and greater than 100 have been injured. The loss of life toll has been revised all the way down to 125 from 174.

Here’s a timeline of how occasions unfolded:


  • Based on police officers, some 42,000 spectators have been current, making it a sold-out occasion.
  • All of the followers have been supporters of Arema Malang, as organisers had banned the Persebaya Surabaya followers to keep away from probabilities of a brawl breaking out between followers.
  • The sport begins at 8pm (13:00 GMT).
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Safety officers detain a fan [Yudha Prabowo/AP Photo]

Throughout the match

Persebaya defeat Arema 3-2 on the latter’s residence floor.


  • The sport ends at about 10:45pm (15:45 GMT).
  • After the ultimate whistle, spectators pour into the sector.
  • Followers throw bottles and different objects at gamers and soccer officers, and rioting spreads outdoors the stadium.
  • At the very least 5 police automobiles are toppled and set ablaze and lots of extra are broken.
  • Riot police reply with tear fuel, which is banned at stadiums by FIFA, world soccer’s governing physique.
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Officers look at a broken police car [Yudha Prabowo/AP Photo]
  • A whole bunch of spectators rush to an exit gate to keep away from the tear fuel, leading to a stampede that noticed 34 folks trampled or suffocated to loss of life virtually immediately, with many extra deaths to comply with as a result of accidents.
  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo expresses his deepest remorse and orders an intensive investigation into the case.
  • He additionally orders the suspension of the premier soccer league till a re-evaluation on match security measures is carried out and tighter safety put in place. Widodo says he hopes “this tragedy would be the final tragedy of soccer in Indonesia”.
  • Indonesia’s soccer affiliation additionally bans Arema from internet hosting matches for the rest of the season.
  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the soccer world is “in a state of shock”.
  • Rights group Amnesty Worldwide urges Indonesia to analyze using tear fuel on the stadium and be certain that these present in violation are tried in open courtroom.