A video of a failing escalator in downtown Rome, Italy is going viral after it was shared to Twitter Tuesday night.
It happened at the Piazza Repubblica metro station, near Termini, which is Rome’s travel hub. The escalator was filled with many Russian soccer fans who were there for the Champions League soccer game between CSKA Moscow and Roma FC. (RELATED: Soccer Fan Offers Explanation For His Bizarre World Cup Behavior)
Watch the video, which already has more than 3 million views below:
BREAKING: Escalator out of control at metro station in Rome, causing multiple injuries pic.twitter.com/fRvt6Crs5l
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 23, 2018
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 23, 2018
“The scene that we found was people piled up at the bottom of the escalator,” Rome provincial fire chief Giampietro Boscaino said, per The Washington Post. “People one on the top of the other looking for help. They had various injuries caused by the escalator that was twisted, therefore serious injuries.”
An estimated 20 people have been injured, according to The Independent. Seven are thought to be in critical condition.