174 Dead After Fans Stampede To Exit Soccer Match
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- Panic and a chaotic run for exits after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match to drive away rioting fans left at least 174 dead, most of whom were trampled upon or suffocated, making it one of the deadliest sports events in the world.
- Attention immediately focused on the police use of tear gas, which is banned at soccer stadiums by FIFA.
- The president of the world soccer body called the deaths at the stadium “a dark day for all involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension,” while President Joko Widodo ordered an investigation of security procedures.
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