2 killed in stampede at SEA Games soccer final
Monday, November 21, 2011
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A stampede at the soccer final of the Southeast Asian Games has left two fans dead.
Spectators unable to get inside the 80,000-seat Bung Karno Stadium set two ticket booths ablaze, and police fired warning shots to break up the rowdy crowd.
Later, fans rushed the stadium in an effort to get in.
Nur Somad, a morgue official at the Ciptomangunkusumo hospital, said at least two Indonesians died. Scores more were injured, witnesses said, many of them left unconscious.
In the match, Malaysia defended its gold medal in the regional tournament by Indonesia 5-4 on penalty kicks.