Over 120 people died in a football stampede

By Hemaja Burud

Videos of the last whistle show supporters rushing onto the field.

In one of the deadliest stadium tragedies in history, a stampede during an Indonesian football game claimed at least 129 lives.

It took place after fans entered the ground late on Saturday and were sprayed by police.

After the local team Arema FC fell 2-3 to their fierce rivals Persebaya Surabaya in East Java, 180 people were harmed in the ensuing stampede.

The stadium's 38,000 capacity was surpassed by 4,000 fans, according to the nation's top security official.

The premier league in Indonesia must suspend all games until an inquiry is complete, per a directive from President Joko Widodo.

According to Nico Afinta, the East Java police commander, authorities shot tear gas into the crowd, causing a stampede and some incidents of asphyxia.

He stated, adding that two police officers were among the fatalities, "They started hitting policemen, they wrecked cars."

Then there was a buildup, and when that happened, there was a shortage of oxygen and shortness of breath," he continued.

According to Fifa, who oversees football worldwide, neither stewards nor police officers at games should possess nor employ "crowd control gas."