Oct 3, 2022
Deadly Stampede At Indonesian Soccer Game Kills At Least 125 People Transcript
A stampede at a soccer stadium in Indonesia killed 125 people and injured more than 320 after police fired tear gas to clear the crowd on the pitch. Read the transcript here.
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Speaker 1: (00:01)
As soon as the game ended, chaos erupted. The home team in Milan, East Java, Indonesia, losing to their arch rivals for the first time in decades. Angry soccer fans rushed the field, rioting, throwing bottles, surrounding police vehicles, and clashing with officers. Then, this moment when riot police fired teargas into the crowd triggering a deadly stampede. According to officials, the stadium was over capacity, packed with more than 40,000 people. Officials say at least 125 people were killed, many trampled and suffocated, and more than 300 injured, many still in critical condition.
Speaker 1: (00:41)
This survivor saying, “Many of our friends lost their lives because of officers who did not treat us as humans.”
Speaker 2: (00:48)
This is a dark day for football and a tragedy beyond comprehension.
Speaker 1: (00:54)
FIFA’s, soccer’s global governing body bans tear gas in stadiums, and is now investigating the excessive use of force by police. The Premier League in Indonesia will be suspended while a full investigation takes place. This morning, the aftermath visible in the light of day. The global soccer community, united in grief after one of the deadliest days in the sport’s history. Molly Hunter, NBC News, London.
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