CSKA Moscow fans hurt on way to Champions League tie against Roma at Stadio Olimpico after escalator gives way at Repubblica station
- An escalator in station broke on Tuesday, injuring at least 20 people, police said
- Seven people was seriously hurt in the accident at the city-centre station
- An escalator suddenly accelerated, leaving people in a tangled crush at bottom
CSKA Moscow fans were hurt on their way to the Champions League tie against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico after an escalator gave way at Repubblica station.
Italian police said an escalator in the metro station broke on Tuesday, injuring at least 20 people as they were flung down the stairs.
Seven people was seriously hurt in the accident at the city centre station. None of the injuries were reported to be life-threatening.
CSKA Moscow fans were hurt on their way to the Champions League tie against Roma
An escalator gave way at the Repubblica station in the Italian capital on Tuesday evening
State television RAI broadcast a video of the incident that showed the escalator suddenly speed up, leaving people in a tangled crush at the bottom, unable to jump free.
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi visited the metro station and said the local transport authority had opened an investigation.
‘From what witnesses have said, it seems that some fans were jumping and dancing on the stairs,’ Raggi told reporters.
One fan leaned over from the working escalator to help somebody on the broken system
Italian media said some supporters were trapped between the metal plates of the steps.
In footage filmed from the adjacent escalator, one fan leaned over from the working escalator to help somebody on the broken system on to the safety of the middle space.
One Twitter user replied to the footage on the social media platform, showing the aftermath of the incident.
He posted a picture of his right foot bandaged as well as a photo of the bottom of the mangled escalator, which featured a Magners bottle.
A person wounded after the collapse of the escalator in the Repubblica station on Tuesday
Firefighters carry an injured person outside station where at least 20 people were injured