Children hurt when stairwell collapses in San Diego

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Almost two dozen people including 21 children were injured in an accident on Saturday when a wooden platform at a California gymnasium suddenly collapsed. Twenty-one children were also taken to hospitals, Ysea said.

SDFD spokesperson Steve Wright told reporters that three or four of the victims may have suffered spinal injuries and were immediately transported to the hospital in "more serious" condition, according to CBS 8.

Police and firefighters had to dig at least one woman from under the rubble.

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"Once the majority of kids got up there the whole platform collapsed", he said. His son, who was there for a birthday party, suffered minor scrapes after being on the platform when it fell. A snapchat video obtained by FOX5 shows broken wooden planks and shattered glass covering the floor while parents move children to a safer area. The facility also includes trampolines and bouncy houses. It was pizza time inside the Vault PK Parkour Gym. The couple were heading back home to Chula Vista when one of their children called and said there had been an accident.

According to the San Diego Fire Department, the injuries were considered minor to moderate. Smith said that the "freak accident" could have been avoided if the structure was built to hold the weight of a larger crowd. Children huddled nearby in groups, some with parents. The gym specializes in parkour, which is a sport that requires athletes to navigate obstacle courses.