Children, 2 Adults Injured in Stairwell Collapse

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Twenty-one children and two adults were injured when a platform collapsed at an indoor physical fitness center in San Diego, California.

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

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Two adults and 21 children were taken to hospital with moderate to minor injuries, three or four of whom suffered spinal injuries when a 10-by-30-foot (about 3-by-10 meters) wooden platform fell down on them, San Diego Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Wright said. "The platform these kids were going up was real sketchy, you could tell it wasn't going to hold all that weight", Brizendine said. One parent said the stairwell collapsed when dozens of children ran up and down to get pizza from a loft. Many parents were probably using a Groupon that had been offered for the event. The facility in question includes trampolines and bouncy houses.

A stairwell collapsed at an indoor gym in Barrio Logan, San Diego. Following the incident, one of their children called them up, and that is when they rushed back to the facility. Another parent said his two children suffered minor scrapes. Children who were above and below the structure were hurt.

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About 150 youth were in the building at the time, firefighters said.

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.

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