21 Nov '11, 5pm

Tragedy has struck at the SEA Games football final, leaving two dead. More here:

Tragedy has struck at the SEA Games football final, leaving two dead. More here:

By Jeanette Tan (Jakarta ) and Satish Cheney (Singapore) Tragedy has struck the SEA Games in Indonesia , with two fans dead following a stampede at the football final. The stampede is believed to have occurred as thousands of fans flooded into Jakarta 's Gelora Bung Karno Stadium about half an hour before the 7:30pm (Indonesia time) match between bitter rivals Indonesia and Malaysia , according to reports. Spectators who could not enter the 80,000-seat stadium set fire to two ticket booths and the police had to fire warning shorts to break up the rowdy crowd, reported AFP. One of the two fatalities has been identified by Indonesian media as 20-year-old Reno, a drummer for a popular artiste in Indonesia . The second victim is a Kusmanto from the Cililitan district in eastern Jakarta. Another 10 people have been hospitalised, according to local news agency Tempo. It took alm...

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