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Indonesian police to charge 6 people in soccer disaster

Oct. 06, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Thursday they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people when police fired tear gas inside a soccer stadium, setting off a panicked run for the exits in which many were...

Climate Migration: Floods displace villagers in Indonesia

Oct. 05, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

MONDOLIKO, Indonesia (AP) — All the crops had died and the farmed fish had escaped their ponds. The only road to the village was flooded and the water just kept getting higher, says Asiyah, 38, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. She knew that she had to leave her home...

Indonesian leader says locked gates contributed to deaths

Oct. 05, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that locked gates had contributed to the crush at the soccer stadium that left 131 dead and over 400 injured when police fired tear gas and set off a panicked run for the exits. Widodo made the...

Indonesia soccer group: Some gates locked in deadly crush

Oct. 04, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Delays in unlocking the gates at an Indonesian soccer stadium after violence broke out at the end of a match contributed to a disaster in which at least 131 people died, the national soccer association said Tuesday. The Football Association of Indonesia...

American man missing after falling from raft in Bali river

Oct. 04, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities suspended their search Tuesday evening for an American man who fell into a fast-flowing river while whitewater rafting on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali. The search was halted as darkness fell and will be resumed Wednesday morning,...

Indonesian soccer fan recalls sting of tear gas before crush

Oct. 03, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Dicky Kurniawan felt the sharp sting in his eyes as Indonesian police fired tear gas into the football stadium. From his seat near an exit, he said he watched the melee unfold Saturday night as angry fans poured into the field to demand answers after host...

Indonesia police chief, others removed over soccer disaster

Oct. 03, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian police chief and nine elite officers were removed from their posts Monday and 18 others were being investigated for responsibility in the firing of tear gas inside a soccer stadium that set off a stampede, killing at least 125 people, officials said. ...

Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Oct. 03, 2022 03:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Gaining the right to host next year’s Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia’s soccer development, raising hopes that a successful tournament would turn around long-standing problems that have blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people. ...

A look at some of the world's major crowd disasters

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters...

Soccer world reacts to disaster at Indonesia stadium

Oct. 02, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A minute of silence was observed before soccer matches around the world on Sunday in honor of victims of the disaster at a stadium in Indonesia that claimed at least 125 lives, and top players, coaches and leagues sent condolences and messages of support. Most of the...