Passengers at a Rome subway station are shown as crashing down after the escalator they were on got out of control sending them flying

Dozens of people are injured when the escalators of the Rome metro station get out of control sending the passengers at full speed to the end of the staircase.

  • Scary images from social networks show people piling on each other tonight
  • The incident at the Repubblica metro station is close to where CSKA Moscow faces Rome
  • Russian fans were spotted & # 39; singing & jumping on an escalator & # 39; before it gave way.
  • 20 people reported wounded, mostly Russian, with the foot of an almost cut fan

Lara Keay For Mailonline

An escalator in a subway station in Rome went out of control tonight, sending dozens of people at full speed at a terrifying speed.

The incident at the Repubblica metro station was filmed and published today on social media before the clash of the Champions League tonight in the Italian capital.

The station was invaded by CSKA Moscow fans as they headed to the Stadio Olimpico for the Russian team's game against Roma tonight.

Local media reports claim that the escalator went wrong after Russian fans were seen "singing and jumping on it", which caused it to give way.

Passengers at a Rome subway station are shown as crashing down after the escalator they were on got out of control and sent them flying

Passengers at a Rome subway station are shown as crashing down after the escalator they were on got out of control and sent them flying

An escalator in a subway station in the Italian capital of Rome is depicted broken and covered in blood after it went out of control tonight

An escalator in a subway station in the Italian capital of Rome is depicted broken and covered in blood after it went out of control tonight

An escalator in a subway station in the Italian capital of Rome is depicted broken and covered in blood after it went out of control tonight

Dramatic footage of the Repubblica metro station in Rome tonight shows football fans stretching out of the station after the escalator they were on got out of control

Dramatic footage of the Repubblica metro station in Rome tonight shows football fans stretching out of the station after the escalator they were on got out of control

Dramatic footage of the Repubblica metro station in Rome tonight shows football fans stretching out of the station after the escalator they were on got out of control

More images of the scene show several fans with leg injuries and torn clothes.

More images of the scene show several fans with leg injuries and torn clothes.

More images of the scene show several fans with leg injuries and torn clothes.

The Italian fire and rescue service published this image of the escalator collapsed on social networks after tonight's incident.

The Italian fire and rescue service published this image of the escalator collapsed on social networks after tonight's incident.

The Italian fire and rescue service published this image of the escalator collapsed on social networks after tonight's incident.

It is believed that part of a fan's foot was cut in the incident, with 20 injured in total, reports La Repubblica.

Most of the injured are Russian, but a small number are Italians, according to the newspaper.

The station has been closed and emergency services are on the scene. More to follow.

One afternoon a traveler with a bandaged foot and a bloodied coach is seen at Rome's metro station

One afternoon a traveler with a bandaged foot and a bloodied coach is seen at Rome's metro station

One afternoon a traveler with a bandaged foot and a bloodied coach is seen at Rome's metro station

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