Escalator 'collapses' at Rome metro station

Escalator 'collapses' at Rome metro station

Escalator 'collapses' at Rome metro station

People can be heard screaming in a terrifying video posted on social media that shows bodies being hurled on top of each other as the escalator suddenly goes out of control.

(AP) More than 20 people were injured in the accident in central Rome.

Most of those injured were fans of the visiting Russian football team CSKA Moscow, reports say.

Repubblica station was closed and four ambulances were parked at one of the entrances, a witness said.

Fire brigade spokesman Luca Cari told The Telegraph that what they saw when they arrived on the scene indicated that people crushed at the bottom of the escalator as they started piling up on it.

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CSKA Moscow was playing Roma in a Champions League match.

More than 20 people were taken to hospital and one has reportedly had a foot amputated.

Several were left injured after the pile up ahead of the game, with Dmitry Gurin of the Russian embassy claiming that 30 travelling fans were injured, with seven seriously injured following the malfunction.

An escalator at Rome's Repubblica station collapsed this evening injuring tens of Russian football fans on their way to the Olimpico Stadium.

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