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Escalator 'collapses' at Rome metro station

24 October, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Rome escalator collapse Dozens of Russian CSKA Moscow fans injured one 'loses leg'

An escalator in a Rome metro station broke on Tuesday, injuring 20 people, majority CSKA Moscow football fans, according to Italian police.

A video shown on Sky TG24 shows the escalator accelerating suddenly, and the people riding down on it collapsing one onto another.

The accident happened in a metro stop near the main Termine train station.

People on the parallel escalator were seen trying to help others clamber across the divide to safety.

Twenty people have been injured after an escalator malfunctioned and rapidly sped downward at a Rome metro station, leaving passengers in a jumble at the bottom, Italian officials say.


"A total of 30 people were injured: seven of them are in grave condition; five others are moderate and 18 were only slightly wounded", a Russian embassy in Rome spokesman told Tass.

Witnesses quoted by police said the Russian fans had been singing and jumping before the escalator gave way.

Most of the injured are Russian, but a small number are Italian, according to the newspaper.

Roma and CSKA fans also clashed outside the Stadio Olimpico arena before the game.

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