An escalator at a metro station in Rome ran out of control this evening sending dozens of commuters hurtling into each other at terrifying speed.
The incident at the Repubblica underground station was filmed and posted on social media today ahead of this evening’s Champions League clash in the Italian capital.
The station was overrun with CSKA Moscow fans as they headed to the Stadio Olimpico for the Russian team’s match against Roma this evening.
Local media reports claim the escalator malfunctioned after Russian fans were seen ‘jumping on it’.
Passengers at a Rome metro station are pictured crashing downwards after the escalator they were on ran out of control sending them flying
An escalator at a metro station in the Italian capital of Rome is pictured broken and covered in blood after it ran out of control this evening
The Italian fire and rescue service posted this image of the collapsed escalator on social media after the incident this evening
Part of one fan’s foot is believed to have been cut off in the incident, with 20 injured in total,
Most of the injured are Russian, but a small number are Italian, according to the newspaper.
The station has been closed and emergency services are on scene. More to follow.
One commuter is pictured with a bandaged foot and a bloodied trainer at the metro station in Rome this evening
To be continued
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