The Indonesian government has presented more information regarding the soccer match that ended the lives of 125 people, today something truly terrifying came to light since they reported that 32 children are among the list of victims.
Indonesia takes action… after the deadly tragedy
After making the official announcement that 32 children died, Indonesia took the first measures after one of the worst tragedies in the history of soccer. The first was the dismissal of the Malang city police chief, Ferli Hidayat, and the suspension of nine officers, as announced by the national police spokesman, Dedi Prasetyo.
The measure came after the interrogation of 28 police officers who were present during the match. In the last hours, the minister in charge of security, Mahfud MD, had asked the Indonesian police to “identify” the people who “perpetrated the crimes” and to punish them.
Statement by an Indonesian official
“According to the latest data we have received, of the 125 people who died in the accident, 32 were children, the youngest being a three- or four-year-old boy,” an official from the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection told AFP news agency.
323 injured, 125 dead, 32 of them children
The tragedy, which also left 323 injured, occurred Saturday night in the city of Malang after fans of local team Arema FC invaded the Kanjuruhan stadium field after losing 3-2 to classic Persebaya Surabaya.
Compensation over condolences
“As a sign of condolence, the president will donate 50 million Indonesian Rupies (US$3,200) for each deceased victim,” the security chief minister said at a press conference, adding that the money would be handed over in one or two days.