22 Nov '11, 8am

SEA Games: Stampede overshadows closing ceremony

SEA Games: Stampede overshadows closing ceremony

JAKARTA: The Southeast Asian Games was to close Tuesday with sporting success for Indonesia overshadowed by a stampede at the headline football final which left at least two people dead and a young boy in a coma. With final preparations underway for Tuesday night's closing ceremony in Palembang, the event was tarnished by the tragedy in co-host city Jakarta where the hosts played bitter rivals Malaysia for football gold late Monday. Two victims died in a crush before the match when stadium gates were opened and the crowd surged to get in, Jakarta police told AFP, adding that a boy taken to hospital had slipped into a coma. Games organisers Inasoc had warned of the potential for flashpoints ahead of the highly-anticipated final -- which defending champions Malaysia won 4-3 on penalties after the teams were deadlocked at 1-1 after extra time. Monday night's events took the s...

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