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July 15, 2013

Stampede Breaks Out at Indonesia Boxing Match

by VOA News

Police in eastern Indonesia say at least 18 people were killed at a boxing match, when supporters of the loser started a riot.

Authorities in the town of Nabire said Monday that around 1,500 people were watching the local championship match at Kota Lama Sport Stadium, when supporters of the loser, angered by the outcome, began throwing chairs.

Police said everyone else made a dash for one of only two working exits in fear the violence would get out of control and dozens of people were trampled. Around 40 people were injured in the chaos.