Arema FC boss takes 'full responsibility' for crush

STORY: "We are ready to give compensation, anything, to the victims even though anything we do cannot bring back the victims,” he said, pausing briefly during the news conference to wipe away tears.

On the same day, the country's chief security minister Mahfud MD said an independent fact-finding team would be established and investigate who was responsible for the tragedy.

At least 125 people were killed in the crush, which occurred after officers fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse supporters who had invaded the pitch after the final whistle in Malang, East Java, on Saturday night, the region's police chief said.