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Indonesia president orders soccer security probe after deadly riot

Indonesia president orders soccer security probe after deadly riot

Indonesian president Joko Widodo told the country's soccer association (PSSI) to stop Liga 1 matches until the investigation had been concluded

Widodo called for this to be the "last soccer tragedy in the nation." Widodo called for this to be the "last soccer tragedy in the nation."

Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered on Sunday authorities to thoroughly re-evaluate security at soccer matches after a riot and stampede at a stadium in East Java province killed at least 129 people.

He also told the country's soccer association (PSSI) to stop Liga 1 matches until the investigation had been concluded, and called for this to be the "last soccer tragedy in the nation."

Published on: Oct 02, 2022, 11:08 AM IST
Posted by: Mehak Agarwal, Oct 02, 2022, 10:59 AM IST
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