Added on : 2018-10-24 12:20:18
More than 20 people were injured on Tuesday after an escalator in Rome malfunctioned and rapidly sped downward. The passengers were thrown to the bottom of the station by the speeding escalator. The incident took place at the Repubblica metro station when passengers, mostly Russian football fans, were on their way to attend a Champions League match between Roma and CSKA Moscow. The reason behind the malfunctioning of the escalator is yet to be ascertained. Rome's fire brigade said that the injured were taken to a hospital and the escalator was being repaired.