Police said on Sunday that police fired tear gas to stop a brawl after panic broke out at an Indonesian football match that killed 129 people, most of whom were crushed.
Several fights were reported between supporters of two rival football teams inside the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang City, East Java Province. Indonesian Premier League Games Persebaya Surabaya defeated Arema Malang 3-2.
disputes after the end of the game late saturday East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta said the riot prompted police to fire tear gas, causing panic among supporters.
Afinta said more than 300 were taken to nearby hospitals to be treated for injuries, but many died on the way and during treatment.
He said the death toll was still rising as the condition of many of the nearly 180 injured was deteriorating.