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Escalator ‘collapses’ at Rome metro station

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An escalator has collapsed at a metro station in Rome leaving several people injured, some of them seriously, Italian media report.

The incident at the Repubblica station involved fans from visiting Russian football team CSKA, the reports say.

Footage on social media shows people falling off, or jumping from, an escalator as it rapidly descends.

Emergency services are at the scene and the station has been closed, Italian news agency Ansa reported.

A photograph from the scene was posted on Twitter by the fire and rescue service.

Source BBC News

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