NCD metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi, told Loop PNG that the children suffered injuries as well as experienced breathing difficulties as the stadium was overcrowded.
Furthermore, there were reports of children being trampled as well as muggings at the stadium.
“Police were outnumbered as more than 15,000 people had turned up for the event.
“It was overcrowded, dangerous and disorganised,” says Turi. “Outside as well as the inside of the stadium was packed.
“Drunkards, thugs, all sorts of characters went in. It was very primitive.”