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Regional News: Wind knocks over part of new US-Mexico border wall in California

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Video clip shows a section of newly built US-Mexico border wall that Trump has pushed for falling over amid high winds in Southern California. El Centro Sector agents said concrete holding the panels hadn’t cured. 
/Screen Grab from KYMA

A newly installed segment of the border wall between the United States and Mexico tumbled over on Wednesday due to heavy Southern California winds, video shows.

KYMA published footage showing the panels teetering on trees in Mexicali on the Mexico side amid wind gusts, with the TV station reporting that police in Mexicali confirmed the 130-foot segment fell “a little before 12 p.m. local time.”

According to KYMA, “the wall was being worked on as part of the new border wall project launched by President Donald Trump.”

Customs and Border Patrol Agent Carlos Pitones of the El Centro Sector said the panels that fell had recently been put in concrete foundations in Calexico — and the concrete hadn’t dried fully by the time the wind picked up, CNN reported.


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