Russian Soccer Fans Were Injured in a Dramatic Escalator Accident in Rome

CSKA Moscow fans

Dramatic Twitter footage posted by a Russian fan shows the escalator running at incredible speed, causing people to pile up and crash into each other at the bottom.

An escalator in a Rome metro station broke on Tuesday, injuring 20 people, majority CSKA Moscow football fans, according to Italian police.

People on the parallel escalator can be seen trying to grab those on the broken machine and pull them to safety.

Ansa said more than 20 people had been hurt, a lot of them suffering leg injuries.

At least 20 people have been hurt after an escalator collapsed at an underground station in Rome.

"A group of CSKA fans were going down into the station".

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More than 20 people were taken to hospital and one has reportedly had a foot amputated.

Many fans sustained cuts to their legs by shattered metal and glass.

La Repubblica reported (via Reuters) that fans were chanting, singing, and jumping up and down on the escalator before it broke.

"A group of CSKA fans were going down into the station".

Footage captured by a witness showed passengers, including Russians heading to a Champions League match between Roma and CSKA Moscow, being crushed at the bottom of the moving staircase.

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