PARIS: The stampede at a domestic football match in eastern Indonesia that led to at least 127 deaths late on Saturday is the latest in a long line of football stadium tragedies.
AFP Sport highlights some of the worst:
May 24, 1964
- 320 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured during a stampede at a Peru-Argentina Olympic qualifier at Lima’s National Stadium. Fans could not escape the crush and were trampled or asphyxiated.
October 20, 1982
- Mystery still surrounds the total number who died at the end of a UEFA Cup match between Spartak Moscow and Dutch side Haarlem at the Luzniki Stadium resulting from a crush in a stairwell. Officially it remains at 66 -- 45 of them teenagers -- but according to daily newspaper Sovietski Sport the numbers were far higher, with 340 killed.
May 9, 2001
- 126 people died in Accra at the end of a match between Hearts of Oaks and Kumasi, when Kumasi supporters, angered by their team’s defeat, threw projectiles and broke chairs. Police threw tear-gas grenades, triggering a stampede.
April 15, 1989
- A crush in the stands at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium led to the deaths of 97 Liverpool fans during an FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest.
May 11, 1985
- 56 people were killed when a blaze broke out in wooden stands during a match between Bradford and Lincoln City.
October 16, 1996
- Around 80 spectators lost their lives after being crushed by fans piling into a stand at the Mateo Flores National Stadium for the 1998 World Cup qualifier between Guatemala and Costa Rica.
January 2, 1971
- 66 people were killed in a crush at the Ibrox Stadium during a Rangers-Celtic derby. It was the stadium’s second disaster, after a stand collapsed in 1902, killing 26 people.
February 1, 2012
- The Port Said stadium tragedy in Egypt saw 74 people killed after clashes between rival sets of supporters of local club Al-Masry and Cairo-based Al-Ahly.
February 17, 1974
- 48 people died and 47 were injured when 80,000 people crammed into a stadium with a capacity of 40,000.
April 11, 2001
- 43 people died during a stampede at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg during a match between the Orlando Pirates and the Kaizer Chiefs.
January 13, 1991
- 40 died during a melee at an Orlando Pirates-Kaizer Chiefs match.
29 May, 1985
- 39 killed at Heysel Stadium in Brussels when Juventus fans tried to flee Liverpool fans.
May 5, 1992
- 18 people were killed and more than 2,300 injured when a terrace collapsed in Furiani stadium in Corsica.
January 24, 2022
- Eight people are killed and dozens more injured in a crush and stampede prior to an African Cup of Nations match between hosts Cameroon and the Comoros in Yaounde.-AFP