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More than 20 injured in Rome escalator collapse

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:18 PM

A video of the drama shows the descending escalator at Repubblica station suddenly and dramatically pick up speed with dozens of people on it, many screaming as they piled on top of one another at the foot of the moving stairway

INJURED. First responders gather on Piazza della Repubblica in central Rome to evacuate wounded persons on October 23, 2018 after around 20 people were injured when an escalator leading to the Repubblica metro station collapsed in an accident. Photo by Cecilia Fabiano/AFP