Incident in Rome metro leaves 15 Russian CSKA fans hospitalized

Incident in Rome metro leaves 15 Russian CSKA fans hospitalized

The number of Russians hospitalized after the incident at the station of the Rome metro, reached 15 people, representatives of the Russian Embassy in Italy said.

"As a result of the escalator malfunction in the Rome subway, 15 Russians were hospitalized, five of them have already been discharged," TASS cited the Embassy as saying.

In total 19 people were hospitalized. According to diplomats, the number includes four citizens of Ukraine, who were also offered assistance from the Russian diplomatic mission.

One of the Russian fans with the most serious injuries was undergoing surgery at the Umberto I hospital. In general, the state of the Russians does not cause concern.

Yesterday, 30 people, including at least 17 fans of the CSKA football club, were injured after an escalator at a metro station in central Rome sped up, causing a pileup at the bottom resulting in multiple injuries.

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