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174 dead in Indonesia after stampede, riot at football match

At least 174 people have been killed in a riot at a football match in Indonesia , in one of the world’s worst sporting disasters.

Violence flared at the end of the game in Malang, East Java, where hosts Arema lost 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya.

Angry at their team’s first home defeat by the rival club in 23 years, thousands of Arema supporters invaded the pitch and threw bottles and other missiles at players and football officials.

Riot police responded by firing tear gas, sparking panic among the crowd. Some people were suffocated and others trampled to death.

Tear gas is banned at football stadiums by the international governing body FIFA.