Scaffold collapses in San Diego injures 16

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Officials in San Diego now say 16 people were hurt today when a construction scaffold that spanned a city block and a wooden walkway next to it collapsed. Earlier reports had put the injury toll at nine.

Authorities say three people suffered life-threatening injuries.

The scaffold came down as about 25 people were walking in the wooden walkway next to a three-story building under construction. The roof and side of the walkway also fell.

Abigail Reckermann, who sustained an ankle injury, says the walls started moving, "then the bang. Everything started coming down. Everyone started screaming."

The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

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