17 die in Indonesian boxing stampede
- Published: 15 Jul 2013 at 10.49
- Online news:
Seventeen spectators were crushed to death at a boxing match in remote eastern Indonesia after supporters of the loser started a riot, according to police.
Graphic map showing Nabire in Indonesian Papua where seventeen spectators were crushed to death in a stampede at a boxing match late on Sunday, according to police.
"Seventeen people died in the crush, 12 of whom were women, and another 38 were injured and have been hospitalised for treatment," Papua provincial police spokesman I Gede Sumerta Jaya told AFP.
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