Scary: uncontrolled escalator hurts tourists in Rome
Escalators are one of the best inventions for lazy people, as they lead from floor to floor with no effort from the pedestrian. But the machine revolution seems to have begun, and an insane accident happened in Rome, Italy, on Tuesday (23).
The station in question was packed with Russian CSKA Moscow fans who are in town to watch the team's match against Roma - by the way, the Italian team won 3-0. At least 20 people were injured, 1 of them with gravity, after the escalator speed increases rapidly and causes many people to accumulate at the base of the equipment.
According to the newspaper La Repubblica, the stairs would have broken and accelerated in this way after Russian fans jumped over it while singing songs in support of CSKA Moscow. Most of the injured were from Russian fans. One of the injured had part of his foot severed! A video circulating on social networks shows the force of the incident. Check out:
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