Portion of newly built wall on Mexico border collapses

High winds caused a section of wall along the border between California and Mexico to break off and land on the Mexican side Wednesday, CNN reported.

The section in question had been part of a continuing project attempting to reinforce sections of the wall, according to Agent Carlos Pitones of Customs and Border Patrol’s El Centro, Calif., sector. He told the network that the portion of the wall in Calexico had recently been set in a new concrete foundation that had not yet cured at the time it broke off.

“We are grateful there was no property damage or injuries,” he added.

The section landed in a grouping of trees across the border in Mexicali amid winds estimated to have reached 37 miles per hour, according to the network.

Mexicali officials diverted traffic away from the part of the street near where the wall section landed and Pitones said CBP is working with the Mexican government on next steps in the repair process.


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