Platform collapses at San Diego gym, injuring 21 children

Up to 20 Children Injured in Stairwell Collapse

Up to 20 Children Injured in Stairwell Collapse

The children suffered moderate to minor injuries and many were taken to hospitals, said San Diego fire spokesman Jose Ysea.

San Diego Police officials said that the incident occurred at Vault PK at 1699 Main Street after a 10-by-30-feet platform suspended 10 feet off the ground collapsed, falling on at least 21 children. It was a nightmare situation as parents rushed to find their kids.

Wright told the Los Angeles Times the victims included 21 children and two adults, aged 72 and 46. The facility also includes trampolines and bouncy houses.

Emergency vehicles outside of Vault PK in Barrio Logan.

Parent Zachary Smith said his son was lining up for pizza prior to the collapse, while another witness claimed to see children running up and down from a loft to grab a slice.

San Diego medical units transported four children in serious condition to a nearby hospital, with one suffering from a possible spinal injury. "The platform these kids were going up was real sketchy, you could tell it wasn't going to hold all that weight", Brizendine said.

Vault PK owner and founder Jessica Ho issued a statement about the accident, saying she was "devastated". Another parent said his two children suffered minor scrapes. "I had my own children there tonight". The gym specializes in parkour, which is a sport that requires athletes to navigate obstacle courses.

The statement continued, "We are working with authorities and will continue to do so to resolve this".

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