17 killed in Indonesia boxing match stampede

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JAKARTA. July 15. KAZINFORM At least 17 people were killed in a stampede when a riot broke out at a boxing match in eastern Indonesia, police said Monday.

The riot started just before midnight Sunday when supporters of the winning boxer taunted the loser's supporters, prompting opposing fans to throw chairs and start fights.

Spectators trying to flee trampled on each other, said Papua provincial police spokesman Gede Sumerta.

Police brought in 13 people for questioning. However, no charges were immediately filed.

Source: CNN

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