The coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Efendi, said that the police will begin investigations to determine the causes and those responsible for the tragedy.
The event was triggered after the match between the teams Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang district, East Java province, on Saturday night, Antara News reported.
In addition to the suspension of all matches in the country’s soccer league, the president ordered compensation for the families of the deceased and payment for the medical treatment of the injured.
According to the source, after Arema FC’s defeat, their supporters stormed the ground and the police responded with tear gas, causing a stampede.
East Java Regional Police Chief Inspector General Nico Afinta said Sunday that Arema FC supporters were disappointed and stormed the field in search of players and officials.
According to Afinta, tear gas was fired because angry fans could endanger footballers and officials.