The citizens of Ukraine affected during the collapse of the escalator in Rome were checked out from the hospital. Serhii Pohoreltsev, the Director-General of the Directorate General for consular service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine claimed this information as Ukrayinska Pravda reported.
“Now all affected citizens of Ukraine are discharged from the hospital. They had the lacerations and bruises. One of the Ukrainians has already left the territory of Italy by the flight Rome-Warsaw,” Pohoreltsev noted.
It is noted that other Ukrainians have already purchased the tickets for the flight Rome-Kyiv.
“Now they expect the departure at the airport,” he claimed and added that they leave the country on the dates they initially planned.
At the same time, Pohoreltsev could not explain which country the victims were living in.
“There was no need to figure it out. They are the citizens of Ukraine, we defend their rights. It is known that they are the members of the Ukrainian CSKA Moscow fan club, “he concluded.
As we reported on October 23, an escalator collapsed in Rome's underground, inflicting injuries on a number of people. Football fans from Ukraine and Russia were among the casualties.
The incident occurred at Repubblica underground station when a crowd of fans used the escalator. About 30 people suffered, two of them ended up in a surgery. One man had his foot cut off in the accident.