At least 21 kids injured when platform collapses at indoor gym

Officials respond to the scene where a stairway collapses injuring around 20 children on Nov. 11 2017

Firefighters carry out one of the children injured in the the stairway collapse.

Almost two dozen children are recovering this morning after a stairwell collapsed at a San Diego trampoline gym, sending children hurtling to the ground.

The incident occurred at Vault PK in San Diego in the middle of an open gym night.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Cops said four kids were taken to hospital for major injuries, including spinal injuries, after the 10x30 ft platform collapsed.

Another kid's father said the stairwell collapsed when so many children were running up and down to get pizza.

Some of the patients were above the 10-foot by 30-foot platform that was 10 feet above ground and some were below it.

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Two women, ages 72 and 46, were also transported to hospitals. The couple were heading back home to Chula Vista when one of their children called and said there had been an accident.

Their injuries range from minor to moderate. "Nothing severe or critical", he said.

Fire officials said 21 children and two adults were injured when a stairwell at an indoor obstacle course gym in California collapsed Saturday night.

"It could have been much worse", San Diego Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Wright said. His son, who was there for a birthday party, suffered minor scrapes after being on the platform when it fell.

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"The platform was real sketchy", Brizendine continued.

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