Indonesia to give 50 million rupiah in compensation to families of victims of deadly soccer stampede - senior minister

Arema FC players and officials pray as they pay condolence to the victims of the riot and stampede following a soccer match between Arema vs Persebaya, outside the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java province, Indonesia, October 3, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will give 50 million rupiah (US$3,268) in compensation to the families of at least 125 people who died in a stampede at a football stadium at the weekend, a senior minister said.

President Joko Widodo's office intends to give out the funds within one or two days.

($1 = 15,300.0000 rupiah)

(Reporting Stanley Widianto; Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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