23 children hurt in San Diego trampoline gym collapse

Emergency vehicles outside of Vault PK in Barrio Logan

Twenty-three children were injured Saturday when a platform collapsed at an indoor gym in Barrio Logan, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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.

Two women, ages 72 and 46, were among the first to be taken to hospitals.

The gym's owner and founder Jessica Ho issued a statement to ABC which said: "We are truly heartbroken tonight, as these children and their parents aren't just our members - we see them weekly, they are our gym family".

About 150 children were in the building and the cause of the stairwell collapse was still unclear, authorities said. Another parent said his two children suffered minor scrapes. The facility also includes trampolines and bouncy houses. Injuries were "very 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. "I had my own children there tonight".

An hour after the incident, the street around the warehouse was lined with ambulances and fire trucks, some leaving with apparent victims inside and yet still more emergency vehicles arriving. My heart aches for the families who call Vault PK home. The training facility specializes in parkour training which is based on military obstacle courses.



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