An escalator on the subway station in the center of Rome, Italy, on the evening of the 23rd, caused at least 24 people to be injured and one person was at risk of amputation.
According to Italian media reports, the accident occurred at the Republic Square subway station in the center of Rome. The video taken by netizens showed that a section of the escalator at the subway station suddenly lost control. Many passengers on the escalator fell quickly and many people were squeezed at the end of the elevator. The scene was chaotic.
The report said that at least 24 people were injured in the accident and the wounded were mostly Russian. After the incident, the subway station was closed and rescue work was underway.
According to reports, on the evening of the 23rd, the Rome Olympic Stadium will hold a competition with Russian teams. When an escalator accident occurs, many Russian fans are going to the stadium from the Republic Square subway station.
According to the online video, the escalator of the subway station rushed down, some people panicked and screamed, and then they fell down. The crowds trampled on each other and fled.
Roman Mayor Virginia Raggi said that witnesses said that Russian fans were suspected of being drunk and leaping on the escalator, causing the escalator to collapse out of control.
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