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18 killed in stampede at boxing match in Indonesia

Updated: July 14, 2013, 8:56 PM ET
Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- At least 18 people were killed in a stadium stampede after spectators rioted to protest a local boxer's loss in a championship match in eastern Indonesia, police said Monday.

The victims, mostly women, were trampled to death as about 1,500 spectators scrambled out the stadium to escape the riot that broke out just before midnight Sunday, said Lt. Col. Gede Sumerta Jaya, police spokesman in Papua province.

Kota Lama Sport Stadium in the town of Nabire had only ...

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