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23 Oct 2018 | 07:07 PM UTC

Italy: Repubblica station (Rome) closed after escalator collapse October 23

Italy News Alert

Repubblica station (Rome) temporarily closed after escalator collapses October 23, leaving at least 20 injured; lingering metro transit disruptions possible over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Repubblica station (Rome)


Italian authorities temporarily closed Repubblica station (Rome) after an escalator in the station collapsed on the evening (local time) of Tuesday, October 23. At least 20 people were injured as the escalator collapsed. Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around the station in the near term as emergency services remain on the scene. Lingering metro disruptions are possible on Line A of the Rome Metro in the coming hours.


Individuals in Rome are advised to avoid the area of the incident, prepare for possible metro transit disruptions, and monitor developments to the situation.


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