Witnesses say the football fans had been singing and jumping before the escalator gave way and footage shared on social media shows people piling up at the bottom.
More than 20 people, mainly Russian football fans, were injured Tuesday when an escalator in a metro station in central Rome collapsed, firefighters said, in an incident some blamed on raucous soccer supporters.
CSKA Moscow are playing Roma in the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Footage posted on social media showed the escalator suddenly picking up speed and throwing people to the ground as they reached the bottom. Emergency officials are responding to the scene.
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Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi visited the metro station and said the local transport authority had opened an investigation. One of the fans had a foot partially severed in the crush, Italian newspaper Repubblica reported.
Sky-TG24 television quoted police sources as saying that at least 20 people had been injured, mostly Russians, and that one was in serious condition.
Dozens of beer bottles are also pictured in and around the station after fans dropped them in the chaos.