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Over 30 children die in Indonesian stadium stampede


MOSCOW, Oct 3 At least 32 children die in stampede at stadium in Indonesia, which claimed the lives of 125 people, Agence France-Presse reports citing a representative of the local Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs. The tragedy occurred on Sunday after the match between Arema and Persebaia (2:3). Fans of the losing club ran onto the field. The police fired tear gas at the fans, causing panic and stampede. Initially, the Indonesian authorities reported 174 deaths, but then the number of victims was reduced to 125 due to the fact that some of the deaths were counted twice. – the agency quotes the words of an Indonesian official. As noted, the youngest of the dead children was three to four years old.

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