Indonesian police investigate 18 officers after avalanche in Malang
“It is a black day for this sport and a tragedy that is beyond comprehension,” lamented FIFA President Gianni Infantino
Indonesia Police < /strong>has started an investigation to clarify the events that caused the avalanche suffered last Saturday, October 1 at the Kanjuruhan stadium, located in the town of Malang >, at the end of the local league match between Arema and the Perseberry (2-3).
The triumph of the visiting team, added to the poor dynamics of the results of the local team, caused an upset. The invasion of thousands of Arema fans, with some of them even confronting the security forces. The outcome was tragic, with 125 deaths and more than 300 people injured.
It is anticipated The investigation will last around two or three weeks and will serve as a guide. especially to analyze the task of the officers present in the stadium, some of whom “exceeded themselves and acted outside their authority” in launching tear gas canisters, according to the complaint. the Minister of Security, Mahfud MD.
The avalanche, considered the third most serious tragedy in world football, has sparked reactions all over the world. Without going any further, Spanish football paid off. Tribute to the victims last weekend through a minute of silence that took place in all the matches of the First and Second Division.
Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, was another of the personalities who spoke out. about. “It is a black day for this sport and a tragedy that is beyond comprehension. I want to extend my condolences to the families and friends of the victims who have lost their lives in this tragic accident,” he said. Infantino through a statement.
The Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) also issued a statement. a statement in which he informed that the association will initiate He did another investigation on his own and assured that the facts “tarnish the image of sport in the country.”