Death toll for child victims of Indonesia soccer stampede reaches 32

A jersey lies among petals on a monument after a riot and stampede following soccer match between Arema vs Persebaya, outside the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia, October 3, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Fatalities among children following a soccer stampede in Indonesia at the weekend have climbed to 32, from an earlier count of 17, a government official said on Monday.

The ages of the children range from 3 to 17, Nahar, an official at the women's empowerment and child protection ministry told Reuters

Reporting by Ananda Teresia; Writing by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Martin Petty

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