More than 20 injured as escalator 'collapses' at metro station

Rome escalator collapse Dozens of Russian CSKA Moscow fans injured one 'loses leg'

Rome escalator collapse Dozens of Russian CSKA Moscow fans injured one 'loses leg'

The news agency ANSA quoted Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi as saying that witnesses reported people were jumping and dancing on the escalator before the accident.

Mobile phone footage of the incident shows dozens of people hurtling to the bottom and rushing to get out of the way.

An escalator in a Rome metro station packed with CSKA Moscow football fans broke on Tuesday (Oct 23), injuring at least 20 people as they were flung down the stairs, Italian police said.

Footage on social media shows people being crushed at the bottom of the escalator as it runs out of control.

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The station has been closed and emergency services are on scene, where injured fans are being stretchered to safety.

The prefect's office put the number of injured at 20, mostly Russians in town for a Champion's League soccer game between CSKA Moscow and Roma.

The AGI news agency said that "a large group of CSKA fans, probably under the influence of alcohol, began to jump together, provoking the collapse" of one part of the escalator. One of the fans had a foot partially severed in the crush, Italian newspaper Repubblica reported.

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