Several children injured in stairwell collapse in Barrio Logan

At least 20 children injured in stairwell collapse in San Diego

Almost two dozen children were injured when a platform collapsed at a parkour gym in San Diego on Saturday night.

It was reported at 7:40 p.m.at Main and Sigsbee streets, according to the San Diego Fire Department.

One of the injured adults was a 72-year-old woman and the other was 46 years old.

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Cops said four kids were taken to hospital for major injuries, including spinal injuries, after the 10x30 ft platform collapsed. Authorities said parents arrived at the scene to be reunited with their children.

The business closed for the night and investigators were working inside to determine the cause of the collapse, he said. His son, who was there for a birthday party, suffered minor scrapes after being on the platform when it fell. The facility also includes trampolines and bouncy houses.

According to the San Diego Fire Department, the injuries were considered minor to moderate.

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About 150 youth were in the building at the time, firefighters said. "I had my own children there tonight".

After the incident children were seen huddled in groups - some with their parents and guardians - outside the center, as emergency service vehicles lined the area. The gym specializes in parkour, which is a sport that requires athletes to navigate obstacle courses.

Vault PK owner and founder Jessica Ho issued a statement about the accident, saying she was "devastated". My heart aches for the families who call Vault PK home. "That is all we can say for now".

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