Thirty-four of the fatalities occurred on the scene, Afinta mentioned, and the remainder died on the hospital.
A “mass commotion” adopted the match, and the variety of these killed was nonetheless being decided, the soccer league, Liga 1, mentioned in an announcement.
The stampede occurred after the house group, Arema FC, misplaced to the visiting Persebaya, at which level dozens of followers stormed the sector, in accordance with native media reviews.
Movies of the scene confirmed followers scattered throughout the sector as loud bangs and clouds of smoke erupted within the area. Uniformed officers carrying riot shields have been seen chasing down followers on the sector and beating them with batons.
Matches have been suspended for every week, the league mentioned. “Hopefully this shall be a beneficial lesson for all of us,” mentioned the pinnacle of the league, Akhmad Hadian Lukita.
Llewellyn reported from Medan, Indonesia.