Indonesia police say 127 people killed after stampede at football match

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(Corrects spelling of ‘police’ in first paragraph)

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s police chief in East Java province said on Sunday that 127 people had died and 180 were injured after a crowd stampede during crowd trouble at a football match.

Supporters from the losing side had invaded the pitch and authorities had fired tear gas, leading to a crowd stampede and cases of suffocation, Nico Afinta told reporters.

(The story corrects spelling of ‘police’ in first paragraph.)

(Reporting by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Ed Davies)

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