THE JAKARTA POST (Indonesia), REUTERS, CNN
NABIRE - At least 18 people were killed in a stadium stampede on Sunday night after a riot broke out over the result of a boxing match in Nabire, in eastern Indonesia.
Around midnight, just after the end of an amateur boxing game, some spectators started protesting the local boxer's loss by throwing chairs at the judges.
The winner's supporters responded by throwing bottles and broken chairs, reports The Jakarta Post.
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The Kota Lama Sport Stadium, in the remote province of Papua, was designed to welcome 1,000 spectators, but 1,500 tickets had been sold for the game, said Hendrick Andoi, head of the Nabire Amateur Boxing Association. The stadium reportedly had only two working exits.