Several children injured in stairwell collapse in Barrio Logan

Several children injured in stairwell collapse in Barrio Logan

- Dozens of children were injured Saturday when a platform collapsed at an indoor entertainment complex in California. "The platform these kids were going up was real sketchy, you could tell it wasn't going to hold all that weight", Brizendine said. All are expected to survive. A snapchat video obtained by FOX5 shows broken wooden planks and shattered glass covering the floor while parents move children to a safer area.

Staff from Total Combat Paintball, which shares the facility with the gym, rushed to provide assistance at the scene.

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

Vault PK owner and founder Jessica Ho issued a statement about the accident to ABC News.

Apparently, a coupon that had been offered for the evening's event was being availed by many excited children, and in the rush an overwhelming amount of pressure might have been put on the stairwell. The facility also includes trampolines and bouncy houses. The couple were heading back home to Chula Vista when one of their children called and said there had been an accident. His son, who was there for a birthday party, suffered minor scrapes after being on the platform when it fell. Injuries were "very minor to moderate".

Parkour is a physical discipline in which participants attempt to get from one point to another, often involving jumping from one structure to another at obstacle course-like facilities.

About 150 youth were in the building at the time, firefighters said. Many victims were being carried off in ambulances by medical personnel.

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