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2 killed in football stampede in Indonesia

By Kathy Quiano, CNN
updated 5:29 AM EST, Tue November 22, 2011
Indonesian security officials evacuate Indonesian football supporters during the final match at the Southeast Asian Games.
Indonesian security officials evacuate Indonesian football supporters during the final match at the Southeast Asian Games.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Eight others were injured when a large crowd of fans tried to get into the stadium
  • The crowd also knocked down part of a fence
  • The deaths came a day after angry fans burned a ticket booth

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- Two people were killed Monday in a stampede while Indonesia and Malaysia played their final football match at the Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta, police said.

Eight others were injured when the large crowd of fans jostled to get into the stadium as the second half of the game started, Jakarta police spokesman Baharudin Djafar said.

The crowd also knocked down part of a fence, Djafar said. Most in the group had tickets but were having difficulty getting into the game.

This incident took place a day after angry football fans burned down a ticket booth after tickets to the highly anticipated match sold out.

"This was not expected to happen, and there will be an evaluation of how there can be improvements in the future," Djafar said.

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