Twenty one children and two adults were injured when a structure collapsed at a parkour center in San Diego Saturday.
At least 21 children and two adults were hurt when witnesses said about 50 children attending "Kids Night Out" at Vault PK ran at the same time to get pizza, causing a 20-by-30 foot wooden deck and stairwell to collapse, SDFD spokesman Steve Wright said. The other 17 children suffered minor injuries. All are expected to survive.
Staff from Total Combat Paintball, which shares the facility with the gym, rushed to provide assistance at the scene. The facility also includes trampolines and bouncy houses.
Two women, ages 72 and 46, were among the first to be taken to hospitals.
His kids suffered minor scrapes, Saari said.
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. The couple were heading back home to Chula Vista when one of their children called and said there had been an accident.
Zachary Smith, who was standing on a platform above the stairwell, which was often used as a "viewing area" said that he fell on top of a little girl when the structure gave way. The training facility specializes in parkour training which is based on military obstacle courses.
About 150 youth were in the building at the time, firefighters said. Children huddled nearby in groups, some with parents.