An escalator collapsed in Rome's underground on late Tuesday, inflicting injuries on a number of people. Among the casualties are football fans from Ukraine and Russia, Gazeta.ru reports referring to the Russian Embassy in Italy.
'The identities of those who suffered are established. Diplomats came to two Russian hospitals where the wounded were taken and found out that there are citizens of Ukraine among them', the Embassy's employee said.
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.
Ukrainian and Russian supporters came to the Italian capital, as it hosted the UEFA Champions League game between AS Roma and CSKA Moscow. The home team won 3-0.