The National Police argued “an error in the registry” of the hospitals that treated the victims
The Indonesian authorities lowered this Sunday from 174 to 125 the death toll as a result of the serious disturbances that occurred after a soccer match on the island of Java, while they increased the number of injured from 180 to 323.
The National Police explained that the discrepancy in the data was due to “an error in the registry” in the hospitals that treated the victims, the head of the Police medical team, Nyoman Eddy, told reporters.
Eddy added that the 125 deceased, including two policemen, have been identified, while “the number injured is 323”, in what is considered the second most serious tragedy in the history of world football.
The tragedy occurred in a harsh confrontation between fans and the Police, who used tear gas after the game played on Saturday night at the Kanjuruhan stadium in the city of Malang, when some 3,000 fans of the Arema team stormed the field after the defeat 2 -3 suffered against Persebaya Surabaya.
At least 125 people died in a #stampede at a #soccer stadium in #Indonesia after #police tried to quell #violence on the pitch pic.twitter.com/cAvtz5ZxbZ
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