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 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.
Local media reports claim the escalator malfunctioned after Russian fans were seen 'singing and jumping on it' causing it to give way.
One witness said they 'had just witnessed a scene from the apocalypse' after seeing football fans being sent crashing into one another.
At least 20 people were injured in the carnage, with one fan's foot partially severed and seven others seriously hurt, reports La Repubblica.
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.
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, where injured fans are being stretchered to safety.
Dozens of beer bottles are also pictured in and around the station after fans dropped them in the chaos.
More than 100 firefighters were scrambled to the metro station, where the last few steps of the escalator have completely collapsed.
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi visited the metro station and said the local transport authority had opened an investigation.
'From what witnesses have said, it seems that some fans were jumping and dancing on the stairs,' Raggi told reporters.
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Do you ever try to imagine how strangers' life might be? Since I moved to Taipei, where crowds are a common thing, I sometimes ask myself where the person sitting in front of me on the metro might be going, where he or she might be working, what could his or her struggles and joys be. Especially when I'm not sure myself about where the path I'm walking on is leading, that's an effective way to refocus my perspective and realign my priorities. Next time you're lining up at the counter or taking the bus, give it a try and let me know!