Mr. Tumbaz said that at 11:45 p.m., a canister of tear gas fell on his right leg and burned his calf and foot.
When the shooting stopped, he said, he helped get more than 10 people who had passed out to the exits. He looked to see if they were still alive. Their heartbeats were weak, but he could still hear them. Then he went to the parking lot to look for his friends.
When he came back, the bodies of the people who had passed out had turned black.
Mr. Tumbaz said, “I still remember all of their faces.” “In my head, I can hear them asking for help.”
Sunday night, a lot of Arema fans in Malang held a vigil for the dead. At Stadium Gajayana, where Arema won its first title, they wore black. Many of them sang hymns to remember the people who had died.
The people who lived through it say they are still scared.
Gilang Putra Yuliazah’s father, Bambang Siswanto, said that his son and his nephew went to the game with three other boys. His nephew, who was 17 years old, did not make it out alive, and he said that his son is already struggling with survivor’s guilt.
“He was completely shocked,” Mr. Bambang said at a Malang hospital where his son was being treated. “He seemed fine when I found him, but when he saw his cousin’s dead body, he broke down. He went blank. You talk to him, but he doesn’t answer.”
Gilang’s single-named mother, Etri, said she had told him not to go to the game. But her son is a huge Arema fan and has been interested in soccer since he was a child.
Etri said, “I’ll never let him watch a soccer game again.” “I’m scared to death.”
Mr. Bambang agreed with what his wife said. He said, “Yes, we won’t let him go to a soccer game.” “Too cruel. The cops are too mean.”