Requested or not, we have to provide inputs to the president, with one of them being for primary data found in the field
Malang, Jawa Timur (ANTARA) - The Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres) has prepared primary data for submission to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) regarding the tragedy that occurred at the Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang, East Java, in which 131 lives were lost.

One of the Wantimpres members, Soekarwo, said that his side was currently collecting primary data from the scene to be used as input for President Jokowi.

"Requested or not, we have to provide inputs to the president, with one of them being for primary data found in the field," Soekarwo remarked during his visit to Kanjuruhan Stadium, here, Thursday.

He noted that the disaster that occurred at the Kanjuruhan Stadium after the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya was a big tragedy and had drawn international attention.

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According to Soekarwo, relevant parties were currently investigating the incident that claimed 131 lives, although they are still in a state of mourning. There are no specific instructions from President Jokowi, but the tragedy must be explained clearly and fairly.

“There are no instructions, but based on the president’s speech, it must be clear and fair. Wantimpres has also been aware of the situation,” Soekarwo stated.

On the occasion, Soekarwo, who was accompanied by head of Malang District, M. Sanusi, reviewed several points where the tragedy occurred. Soekarwo directly checked the area of gates 13 and 14 at the stadium.

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On October 1, chaos broke out after the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya, with a final score of 2-3 at the Kanjuruhan Stadium. The defeat spurred several supporters to make a dash to the field area.

The chaos grew bigger, as several flares were thrown, including other objects. Joint security officers from the police and Indonesia Defense Forces (TNI) attempted to dispel the supporters by using tear gas that resulted in a stampede that killed 131 people.

Based on data from the Malang District Health Service, apart from claiming the lives of 131 people, the incident also resulted in 440 people suffering from minor injuries and 29 people being seriously injured.

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