Terrifying Escalator Malfunction Injures 20+ in Rome

Oct. 24, 2018

Reports say that monthly checks on the metro station were conducted – but some call for more action.


Terrifying video footage surfaced on October 23 of an escalator malfunctioning inside a Rome metro station.

In the video, the escalator moves downward at breakneck speed as hordes of people are hurtled to the bottom. A man on the parallel escalator pulls one person to safety. The incident injured more than 20 people, according to Vice.

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Sarah Kloepple | Associate Editor

Sarah joined the BUILDINGS team as an associate editor in August 2018. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, where her focus was magazine writing. She's written and edited for numerous publications in her hometown of St. Louis.

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