CSKA Moscow fans injured in escalator accident in Rome

CSKA Moscow fans injured in escalator accident in Rome

CSKA Moscow fans injured in escalator accident in Rome

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

Most of the injured are Russian, but a small number are Italian, according to the newspaper.

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

Footage on social media shows people piling up at the bottom of an escalator as it rapidly descends.

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

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Emergency services were at the scene and the station was closed, Italian news agency Ansa reported.

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.

The incident happened before CSKA Moscow's match with Roma in the group stages of the Champions League.

Police said witnesses saw the Russian soccer fans singing and jumping on the escalator before it broke down.

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