22 Nov '11, 1am

Stampede at SEA Games football final between Malaysia and Indonesia leaves 2 dead

Stampede at SEA Games football final between Malaysia and Indonesia leaves 2 dead

A stampede at the football final of the Southeast Asian Games has left two fans dead. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA (AP) - A stampede at the football 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 in a penalty shootout. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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