News Wrap: Soccer match in Indonesia ends in tragedy

In our news wrap Sunday, over 125 people died and hundreds were injured in Indonesia after a soccer match descended into chaos, polls closed in Brazil's general election, and Ukrainian officials say Russia attacked President Zelenskyy's hometown with drones, leveling a school.

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  • Geoff Bennett:

    In the days other headlines, at least 125 people are dead and more than 300 are injured after a soccer match in Indonesia descended into violence last night, unhappy fans stormed the field after the game, hurling bottles and other objects at players and officials.

    Police in riot gear shot tear gas into the crowd, causing tens of thousands of spectators to rush for a limited number of exits. Some people suffocated in the chaos, others were trampled to death. The use of tear gas is banned by FIFA at all soccer venues. And Indonesia's President has ordered a full investigation.

    Polls have closed in Brazil as the world's fourth largest democracy votes for its next president. Voters will choose between the leftist former President da Silva known to people there as Lula and the far right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro Bolsonaro's administration has been marred by his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in years. Recent opinion polls have shown da Silva with a substantial lead.

    And in Ukraine and official says Russia attacked Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy's hometown today using suicide drones. The strike which level the school comes just a day after Russian forces retreated from the city of Lyman, inside territory Russia illegally annexed on Friday. President Zelenskyy and his nightly address said that Russia's retreat shows the annexation was not the will of the people.

  • Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President (through translator):

    Russia has staged a farce in the Donbas an absolute farce. Now a Ukrainian flag is there. During this week, there will be more Ukrainian flags in Donbas, there will be even more in a week.

  • Geoff Bennett:

    Lyman is Russia's biggest battlefield loss since Ukraine's counteroffensive started weeks ago. And still to come on "PBS News Weekend," with the midterms around the corner, we check in on two big races in Pennsylvania. And talking bread and heritage in the kitchen with award winning Baker Bryan Ford.

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