CSKA Moscow fans injured in escalator accident in Rome

24 October, 2018, 07:24 | Author: Amy Huff
  • Rome escalator collapse Dozens of Russian CSKA Moscow fans injured one 'loses leg'

Italian media said they believed it was caused by Russian football fans, in the Italian capital for CSKA Moscow's match against Roma.

Footage posted on social media showed the escalator suddenly picking up speed and throwing people to the ground as they reached the bottom.

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

The dramatic footage shows people on the parallel escalator trying to pull others to safety.

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Only one of the people hurt is in a serious condition, a spokeswoman for Rome's civil protection department said, while the others were being treated for less serious injuries.

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.

Dozens of beer bottles are also pictured in and around the station after fans dropped them in the chaos.

La Repubblica reported (via Reuters) that fans were chanting, singing, and jumping up and down on the escalator before it broke.

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