At least 21 children injured by collapsed platform in Barrio Logan

Marsha Scott
November 13, 2017

Almost two dozen children are recovering this morning after a stairwell collapsed at a San Diego trampoline gym, sending children hurtling to the ground.

Two women, ages 46 and 72, were the adults injured in the incident. The injuries are described as minor to moderate.

The videos, taken by an employee at the gym, also show several firefighters and children in the facility's trampoline area.

At least 21 children and two adults were hurt when witnesses said about 50 children attending "Kids Night Out" at Vault PK ran at the same time to get pizza, causing a 20-by-30 foot wooden deck and stairwell to collapse, SDFD spokesman Steve Wright said.

"It was a freak accident", Zachary Smith, who was standing on the platform at the time it fell, told the Los Angeles Times.

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Vault PK specializes in parkour, a sport that requires athletes to complete obstacle courses often by launching themselves from structure to structure.

No other information was available.

Joe Saari, a parent of two children, who suffered minor bruises due to the collapse, said that when he and his wife dropped off their kids at the facility, there were 100 to 150 kids at the center.

A parent told NBC 7 they recieved a phone call from Vault PK alerting them that his son suffered a bloody nose. "I had my own children there tonight". Children huddled nearby in groups, some with parents. Their safety has always been a priority. "That is all we can say for now".

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