• 7 DIE IN INDONESIAN BOXING MATCH STAMPEDE

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    TIMIKA, Indonesia: Seventeen spectators were crushed to death at a boxing match in remote eastern Indonesia after supporters of the loser started a riot, police said on Monday. Around 1,500 people had watched the local championship match late Sunday night at a stadium in the town of Nabire when supporters angered by the outcome began throwing chairs. A witness, who did not want to be named, was quoted by news website Detik.com as saying: “There are five gates to the stadium, but only two were in operation during the match.

    AFP

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