Escalator 'collapses' at Rome metro station

Footage on social media showed a number of people thrown to the floor

At least 20 people were injured, according to the BBC's report.

Italian media have reported that more than 20 people were injured when the escalator leading down to the metro station collapsed.

Video footage on social media showed the escalator accelerate and send passengers crushing into each other at the bottom, some throwing themselves across to another escalator, which was moving at a normal speed.

An escalator at a metro station in Rome ran out of control this evening sending dozens of people hurtling into each other at terrifying speed.

The station has been closed and emergency services are on scene, where injured fans are being stretchered to safety.

The fans were apparently there to root for the CSKA Moscow team. One of the fans had a foot partially severed in the crush, Italian newspaper Repubblica reported.

Several were left injured after the pile up ahead of the game, with Dmitry Gurin of the Russian embassy claiming that 30 travelling fans were injured, with seven seriously injured following the malfunction.

La Repubblica website said the accident may have been caused by singing and chanting fans jumping up and down on it.

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