Russian fans injured after escalator collapse

Ruben Holloway
October 24, 2018

Italian media have reported that more than 20 people were injured when the escalator leading down to the metro station collapsed.

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

CSKA Moscow fans were left fearing for their safety tonight as a an escalator on the Rome metro network malfunctioned, causing it to move at dangerously high speeds.

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The crashed escalator at the subway station in Rome.

The escalator reportedly malfunctioned when fans were jumping and singing en route to the match.

Separately, one CSKA fan was slashed with a knife during clashes between opposing fans outside the Stadio Olimpico, the ANSA news agency reported.

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The official Twitter account for Rome's emergency services tweeted a photo of the mangled escalator.

One person was seriously hurt in the accident at the city-centre Repubblica station, according to Italian police. Italian media said some soccer supporters were trapped between the metal plates of the steps.

According to Reuters, the metro station is now closed, with multiple ambulances parked at the entrance.

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