Indonesian president visits victims of Kanjuruhan stadium which left 131 people dead

Numerous candles were lit to pray for the victims of the riots after the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium.

Indonesian president visits victims of Kanjuruhan stadium tragedy

Indonesian President Joko Widodo went to hospital to visit injured victims being treated after the tragedy on Kanjuruhan stadium, which left 131 people dead as of Oct. 5 afternoon.

The latest official data on the total number of deaths in the Kanjuruhan stadium tragedy has reached 131.

Of these, 44 died in government hospitals, 75 died in private hospitals and 12 died while being treated in medical facilities.

Thus the tragedy in Kanjuruhan became one of the second most life-claiming football tragedies in history, after the tragedy in Estadio Nacionaldi Peru on 24-5-1964 with a total of 328 deaths.

Indonesian police are currently actively investigating to clarify the cause of the riots.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo himself has set a one-month deadline for the investigation’s conclusions to be released to the public.

Recently, President Joko Widodo also visited patients injured in the Kanjuruhan tragedy at Saiful Anwar Hospital (RSSA). Joko Widodo wants to ensure that patients receive the best service.

Joko Widodo said: “I want to make sure that the people who are being treated are best served.

I also spoke to one or two patients who were victims in Kanjuruhan to find out the situation on the night of the October 1 match.

I want to know the root cause of this problem so that in the future we have the best solution.”

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