More than 300 were taken to nearby hospitals with injuries. But many of them died on the way and during treatment.

MALANG, East Java — Panic at an Indonesian soccer match after police used tear gas to break up fighting left 129 people dead, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday.

Several fights were reported between fans of the two rival soccer teams at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java province, after the Indonesian Premier League game that ended with Persebaya Surabaya’s 3-2 victory over Arema Malang.

Fighting broke out immediately after the game ended late Saturday night, prompting police to fire tear gas, causing panic among fans, said East Java police chief Niko Afinto.

More than 300 were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of their injuries, but many died en route and during treatment, Afinto said.

He said the death toll was likely still rising as the condition of many of the 180 or so wounded was deteriorating.