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Italy: Russian fans injured in Rome escalator accident00:40

Italy: Russian fans injured in Rome escalator accident

Italy, Rome
October 23, 2018 at 20:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 20 people were injured after an escalator at the "Repubblica" metro station in Rome collapsed on Tuesday evening.

According to reports, the elevator malfunctioned and sped up, sending people hurtling into each other and down towards the bottom of the stairs.

Footage shows teams of emergency services and firefighters as they rush to the scene, while the injured were taken to hospital.

Most of those injured were fans of the visiting Russian football team CSKA Moscow, which was playing against Roma in the Champions League match on Tuesday evening.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Vigili del Fuoco

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At least 20 people were injured after an escalator at the "Repubblica" metro station in Rome collapsed on Tuesday evening.

According to reports, the elevator malfunctioned and sped up, sending people hurtling into each other and down towards the bottom of the stairs.

Footage shows teams of emergency services and firefighters as they rush to the scene, while the injured were taken to hospital.

Most of those injured were fans of the visiting Russian football team CSKA Moscow, which was playing against Roma in the Champions League match on Tuesday evening.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Vigili del Fuoco

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