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Dozen of CSKA Moscow Fans Injured in Italy’s Metro Escalator Incident

Dozens of people were injured after a packed metro escalator sped up with commuters falling down in a melee with many Russian CSKA football fans being among the victims.
Bloody and mangled stairs at the bottom of the escalator can be seen in pictures of the aftermath from Repubblica metro station in the Italian capital.
A shocking video of the incident posted on social media, which occurred shortly before CSKA Moscow’s match against AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League, shows terrified and helpless people flying from the steps and piling up at the foot of the escalator. The screams in Russian are clearly distinguishable.
“A total of 30 people were injured: seven of them are in grave condition; five others are moderate and 18 were only slightly wounded,” a Russian embassy in Rome spokesman told Tass.