JAKARTADAILY.ID – 127 people died in a riot at the Kajuruhan stadium in Malang during the derby match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya.
Regarding this tragedy, the General Chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Mochamad Iriawan expressed his deep condolences for the incident.
"PSSI regrets the actions of the Aremania supporters at the Kanjuruhan Stadium. We are sorry and apologize to the families of the victims and all parties for the incident. For this reason, PSSI immediately formed an investigation team and immediately left for Malang," said Iriawan in an official PSSI statement, Sunday, 2 October 2022.
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As is known, the BRI Liga 1 2022/2023 match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya which ended 2-3 for the visitors ended in chaos after the match. Thousands of Arema FC fans took to the field to express their emotions because their team lost.
Iriawan added that PSSI supports the police to investigate this case. Moreover, this incident greatly tarnished the face of Indonesian football.
"We have temporarily suspended the 2022/2023 Liga 1 competition for one week. In addition, the Arema FC team is prohibited from hosting for the rest of the competition this season," he said.
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Until now, the PSSI Ketum continues to coordinate with PSSI internal and external parties, in this case law enforcement officers and the Arema FC Panpel.
127 people died, including two police officers in a riot of supporters after the derby match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang.
"(As a result of the riots) 127 people have died, two of them members of the National Police," said East Java Police Chief Inspector General Nico Afinta to reporters, Sunday, October 2, 2022.
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A total of 34 people were reported to have died at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang Regency, while the rest died while receiving help at a number of local hospitals.
Nico explained that until now there are at least 180 people who are still undergoing treatment in a number of hospitals. In addition to the death toll, 13 vehicles were also damaged, including 10 belonging to the National Police.
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