17 killed in boxing stampede
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Seventeen people were killed in a stadium stampede after spectators rioted to protest a local boxer's loss in a championship match in eastern Indonesia, officials said Monday.
Youth and Sports Minister Roy Suryo said the victims -- 11 of them women -- were trampled to death as about 1,500 spectators scrambled out the overcrowded stadium to escape the riot that broke out just before midnight Sunday. Kota Lama Sport Stadium has a capacity of 500 to 600, he said. Police ...
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