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More than 120 people reportedly killed in riot at Indonesian football match

  • Violence erupted after Arema’s home loss to Persebaya Surabaya
  • Police reportedly fired tear gas into crowded stands in Malang

More than 120 football fans have reportedly died after chaos and violence erupted following an Indonesian league football match. Supporters of the Javanese clubs Arema and Persebaya Surabaya clashed after Arema were defeated 3-2 at the match in Malang Regency, East Java.

The head of the Malang Regency health office, Wiyanto Wijoyo, said more than 120 people had died. Officials were still collating the numbers of injured victims, he added. The Associated Press has reported that 127 people were killed, including two police officers.

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